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‘Black Panther’ Project has Screenwriter


Marvel Studios has hired Mark Bailey to pen the script for “The Black Panther.” Kevin Feige will produce.

As one of the first main-stream Black superheroes, The Black Panther has a huge following. The animated series, which ran on the BET Network, widened the iconic character’s popularity. Back in 1993, a Black Panther feature was under development at Columbia Pictures and Wesley Snipes was considered for the role.

In 2005, Marvel re-acquired the rights to Panther from Lionsgate, along with a slew of other characters.

Bailey’s credits are interesting. He worked on a couple HBO documentaries, “Pandemic: Facing AIDS” and “Ghost of Abu Gharib.” His only non-fiction work thus far is the adaptation of the novel “The Last of the Scribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon.”

As for who will play the Black Panther, my guess is Idris Elba. Months ago, he mentioned signing a multi-picture deal with Marvel Studios but couldn’t give any details. Hopefully, my assumption is true. Elba would be perfect.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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  1. 1

    I agree. I would be surprised if it wasn’t Elba.

  2. moviefan #

    Nice to hear movement is going for black panther. I don’t know this guy work. But I hope he does the character well.

  3. kev #

    He would be awesome in this role!

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