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Old 05-22-2013, 06:29 PM   #282
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Default Re: EVERYTHING Black Panther - Part 3

Originally Posted by Mr. Dent View Post
No, it just doesn't work well in an expanded universe on its own. Wakanda is an isolated nation and the only way to make it relevant is by showing how they're an old society who has trouble adapting to the present and must allow outsiders to come in. In the original comics it was the FF that served as an engine for this story. The only way to adequately introduce Wakanda and the Panther is through an Avengers film, and if they're going to do that there's not much point in making solo films for the Panther unless he becomes the breakout star of the Avengers film, especially since Panther doesn't really have any notable classic stories on his own and his rogue's gallery is even weaker than Iron Man's.

And your claim that Ant-Man would be lucky to get half of that is completely unfounded and based entirely on bias. Blade is not anything close to Black Panther besides them both having black protagonists, so that comparison is largely irrelevant.
Just look at Wakanda like Asgard. They're both places that are far away with a sort of mystical aura about them. They also aren't as isolated as you may think. They have sleeper agents all over the world, and have had them throughout history. That way they're not oblivious to the outside world at all, and can take inspiration from advances outside of Wakanda at their whim if it bothers people too much that they have such capability to be so advanced.

As for the villains thing, you only need three for a trilogy, and really just one to get it started.

First movie- Klaw who is known enough from his FF days, and he's pretty damn powerful enough to make for a good looking villain.

Second movie-Killmonger: He's the one guy that Black Panther hasn't beat. There's plenty with that.

Third movie- if it makes it this far then Achebe, M'Baku, or a Panther trying to regain his throne from Killmonger would make for a good villain. They could even throw in a group like A.I.M. or Hydra since it's all in the Marvel U. There are places to go with that one.

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