Black Panther looks to be the most socially relevant and important MCU film yet and producer Nate Moore provides some insight into the upcoming movie.
Moore, a producer for Black Panther, told Collider that the movie is similar to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, relating them in tone and comedy. Black Panther will fit in the same vein as Captain America: The Winter Soldier with a political tone while avoiding being “preachy.” Moore also said that the comedy of Black Panther will be similar, unlike that of Ant Man or Guardians of the Galaxy. The human will likely be more subtle and less on-the-nose. And Moore would be the one to know what he is talking about: he produced Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, and Black Panther.
Moore also brought up the movie’s relation to the MCU as a whole, saying that the movie is more standalone, not relying on past MCU events but will influence movies to come.
Moore also described the movie’s themes and direction as a “part globe-trotting, James Bond-type movie, and part Godfather-type, family focused film.”
Moore also said that Black Panther/King T’Challa’s sister, Shuri (played by Letitia Wright) is the head of Wakanda Design Group and “the smartest person in the world, smarter than Tony Stark” (and she’s 16!). Shuri will serve as T’Challa’s supplier for gear and intelligence.
Black Panther hits theaters February 16, 2018.
Black Panther– After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.