Not much details are available yet for the upcoming Black Panther film. However, a recent description from one of its stars likens the MCU installment to that of Game of Thrones season 7.
Actor Daniel Kaluuya recently sat with GQ Magazine to talk about a number of things, including Get Out and Black Panther. Talking about Ryan Coogler’s upcoming entry for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kaluuya had this to say:
“This is an African blockbuster, bruv. …like Game of Thrones. This is crazy. And Ryan Coogler is just, man dem. He’s like us! He’s a normal dude, in a Golden State hat and a Tupac T-shirt directing the whole set. It’s the most beautiful thing to see.”
Kaluuya will portray the role of W’Kabi who is described as a close confidant to Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa. Meanwhile, his comic origins describes him as the chief of Wakandan security.
Possible Reason for the Game of Thrones Season 7 Comparison
In his statement, Kaluuya does not elaborate why Black Panther is like Game of Thrones. However, an article and analysis from ComicBook gives insight to the connection. The source explains:
“The Game of Thrones comparison obviously stands out, especially with current comics storyline which sees T’Challa challenged for power by various forces both within and outside of Wakanda’s borders. It seems like the film will take on a political tone, much like those in the Captain America films, as machinations against the Black Panther will attempt to stretch the character in his duties as king as well as his means as a protector of people.”
It remains to be seen how the politics actually plays out. Fans will find out when the Black Panther film debuts in February 2018.
Other Black Panther Details
Aside from Kaluuya and Boseman, other stars involved in the Black Panther movie include Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’O, The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.
Jordan plays Erik Killmonger, the film’s main villain and dedicated at overthrowing T’Challa. Meanwhile, Nyong’o portrays T’Challa’s love interest Nakia. She belongs to the Dora Milaje–Wakanda’s all-female special forces.
Based on the official synopsis for the film, the events of Black Panther follows T’Challa’s return to Wakanda after the events of Captain America: Civil War. His bid to take the throne after his father’s passing is threatened by a returning enemy.
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