When Black Panther released back in February, it was met with social, critical, and commercial praise. Ryan Coogler was such an integral part of the movie’s success that Marvel is waiting on him before they start on the sequel. One of Coogler’s many achievements with the film was assembling an amazing cast of actors. Speaking Thursday afternoon at the Cannes Film Festival, he discussed his passions for many characters in his Marvel movie.
First, he spoke to the importance of the female cast members and the role their characters played in the film.
“I think you could argue they are more important. There’s a whole section of the film where T’Challa is out of the movie and you’re just following the women. That’s one of my favorite parts of the movie when I watched it, and I didn’t expect that. That part of the movie you feel like you’re watching something fresh and new. That part of it was exciting. We have these actresses who could easily carry their own movie. Some of them have before. We were so fortunate. I would watch a movie with them!”
The panel host’s follow up question was something that probably came to all our minds; would he ever want to make a Black Panther spin-off focusing on these characters?
“Oh man, that would be amazing if the opportunity came up. They did it in the comic-book version.”
Perhaps his appreciation for how the women of Wakanda can stand on their own and protect their homeland could lead to a similar plot point in the sequel. Hopefully his care and support of these characters could foster them into a position where they could help found an all female superhero team?
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Source: Yahoo Movies
Black Panther is out now digitally and will be out on Blu-ray May 15!
“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African Nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that put the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.