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besides the crotchety general from Mr. Reggie' first arc, what other cameo could Uncle Stan have in the film?
BLACK PANTHER Star Chadwick Boseman Gets The Ultimate Seal Of Approval From Smilin' Stan

Mark Julian

Actors probably have their good days and their bad days, just like anyone else. But today was surely one of the good ones for Chadwick Boseman as he received the Stan Lee stamp of approval. Marvel's master of alliteration took to Twitter to express his excitement for the upcoming Black Panther movie and publicly endorse Chadwick Boseman for the role.

Stan "The Man" Lee wrote, "In 1966 we brought Black Panther to the pages of Marvel… Now this talented young man brings him to the silver screen! You have my respect!"

Black Panther wrapped filming back in April so it's unlikely Stan was on set to film a cameo for the film. It's possible the two are catching up ahead of the Extraordinary: Stan Lee event next week which will honor the Marvel icon. 

Black Panther is slated to hit theaters on February 16, 2018.

Nice one, Ture!
Black Panther / Re: The Black Panther Movie ... The Redemption of T'Challa!!!
« Last post by Ture on Yesterday at 07:49:13 pm »
Black Panther Is Cleverly Reimagining One of Its Major Villains To Avoid Racial Stereotypes

Charles Pulliam-Moore

When Black Panther hits theaters next year, we’ll see the king of Wakanda facing off against a number of his classic villains like Ulysses Klaue and Erik Killmonger. But in order to include Man-Ape, one of the Black Panther’s more iconic foes, Marvel had to be thoughtful and get creative.In the comics, Man-Ape, a Wakandan man named M’Baku, is a rival to the Black Panther who is constantly attempting to overthrow the Wakandan monarchy with the support of the White Gorilla Cult, a group of anti-technology luddite extremists who worship the Wakandan Gorilla deity. In Wakanda, there are multiple religious groups who style themselves after various Heliopolitan gods that are loosely based on the Egyptian pantheon. Bast, for example, is the goddess of the Black Panther Cult that dominates Wakandan society.

In the same way that members of the royal family who consume the Black Panther Cult’s sacred heart-shaped herb to gain enhanced abilities, followers of the White Gorilla cult consume the flesh and bathe in the blood of the endangered White Gorilla to gain massive amounts of strength. M’Baku himself is traditionally depicted wearing a special suit styled after a gorilla.

While Man-Ape origins make him one of Black Panther’s more culturally interesting and complicated enemies in Marvel’s books, the idea of dressing up a black actor in a gorilla suit and introducing him as a villain called “Man-Ape” immediately raised red flags for Marvel Studios, given the longstanding history of racists comparing black people to apes.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Black Panther executive producer Nate Moore explained how the studio recognized the narrative value Man-Ape’s character (portrayed by Winston Duke) could bring to the movie and worked to modify him to avoid any potential controversy. The first step was an easy one: dropping his codename.

Said Moore:

We don’t call him Man-Ape. We do call him M’Baku.

Having a black character dress up as an ape, I think there’s a lot of racial implications that don’t sit well, if done wrong. But the idea that they worship the gorilla gods is interesting because it’s a movie about the Black Panther who, himself, is a sort of deity in his own right. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Moore continued, the White Gorilla Cult is reimagined as a religious minority within Wakanda that lives side by side with those who worship the Panther God. M’Baku, a leader within the cult, is at odds with the Black Panther and his late father primarily because of a difference in opinion about what role Wakanda should play in the larger world.

“In M’Baku’s worldview, T’Chaka made a huge mistake going to the U.N.,” Moore said. “‘We should never engage with the outside world. That’s a terrible mistake. And if his son is anything like his father, I don’t support him being on the throne.’”

In lieu of his classic gorilla suit, Black Panther’s take on M’Baka is less literal and involves an intricate set of armor that features a number of gorilla-inspired accents. Not only does the suit do a solid job of paying tribute to Man-Ape’s original design, it also makes it clear that when we finally get a chance to meet M’Baka, it’ll be impossible to see him as anything but a human.
Marvel's Black Panther Has Been Fighting White Supremacists For Decades and He's Not About To Stop

Charles Pulliam-Moore

Black Panther & The Crew became one of Marvel’s most important comics the moment the series first went to print. But given the recent public displays of hatred and terrorism here in the US from self-identified white supremacists, this week’s issue of the series is a particularly timely piece of required reading.

Much like Christopher Priest’s original Crew from 2003, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yona Harvey’s Black Panther & The Crew has been something of a slow burn compared to most other comic books. While the series is about the titular Crew investigating the death of a black activist being held in police custody, there is also a larger story at work about the history of black heroes (both powered and normal) fighting to protect their communities from those who would see them crumble.

As T’Challa, Misty Knight, Luke Cage, Storm, and Manifold have inched closer to figuring out just how activist Ezra Miller died, Black Panther & The Crew has also spent a fair amount of time fleshing out the connections each character had to him while he was alive, and how Harlem is the thing that binds them all together.

Though most of the series is set in the present, BP&TC also features a number of flashbacks to Ezra’s days as a younger revolutionary, when he himself teamed up with other black capes to root out crime and corruption in the city. Over the years he would come to understand that the process of trying to resist and dismantle fascistic power structures sometimes leads to moments where one must take an honest look at their allies and question their motives. Together, Ezra and his crew did good work to oust organized crime as part of Harlem’s Crusade. But in time, as they came into prominence and a newfound kind of power, his teammates would come to see his morality as obstacle standing in the way.

In losing his chosen family, Ezra was forced to accept that people he thought he knew were, perhaps, not on the level with him. But at the same time, he remained keenly aware of the fact that, in spite of their ultimate betrayal, he’d been stronger as a force for justice and social change when he had a crew to back him up.

This is an idea that he would later impress upon Manifold, an Australian mutant with the ability to generate circular portals through space and time. Manifold, who’s been an Avenger, would eventually find a new home for himself in Harlem. Like Ezra, he found himself fighting against people who embody oppressive social hierarchies and finding invaluable strength in the support of his team.

In this series, Marvel’s Harlem has been converted into a literal police state with a curfew in anticipation of riots set off by Ezra’s death. Rather than enforcing the law with human police offers, mechanized soldiers are deployed throughout the borough that indiscriminately use excessive violence to keep the population in check. Black Panther & The Crew #5 is primarily about how one night, while keeping tabs on the neighborhood, Manifold witnesses a squad of Americops violently attacking two young boys who happened to be out after curfew.In a scene that bears a painful and stunning resemblance to the real-world attacks by police on black children, the Americops viciously attack the boys until Manifold intervenes and whisks them off to safety.

Manifold himself is only able to escape the Americops when the rest of his crew shows up and blasts them out of the sky, doubling down on the idea that a person’s strength comes from their depths of their roots.

There’s an immediately recognizable call and response within Black Panther & The Crew’s asynchronous story structure, but this issue in particular brings to attention a bigger narrative concerning the Black Panther that’s worth taking note of.

When Marvel writer and proofreader Don McGregor first came onto the publisher’s Jungle Action, a series set primarily in Africa, he noted that a majority of its stories featured white heroes. McGregor was responsible for turning the series into a vehicle for the Black Panther, and in issue #19 McGregor made a bold statement by having the African hero do battle with the American Ku Klux Klan. In Panther vs. The Klan, the Black Panther journeys to Georgia to investigate the mysterious death of Angela Lynne. Angela was the sister of his then-girlfriend Monica, a black woman who was in the process of investigating a local branch of what seemed to be the Ku Klux Klan.

Over the course of the story, T’Challa fights both a group of Klan imitators and members of the actual Ku Klux Klan. The Black Panther has some connection to Angela, but more importantly, he commits to uncovering the details of her death as a matter of moral principle given the questionable circumstances.

Though there are obvious differences between the two, there is an important through-line shared between T’Challa’s run-in with the Klan in the ’70s and the Crew’s fight against the Americops today. In both clashes, we see black heroes standing up against avatars of structural oppression who terrorize black communities. A group of racist white men wearing sheets are not the same as a fleet of deadly killer robot cops, and yet they are not entirely unrelated from one another either.

Both are manifestations of institutional terror that have plagued and oppressed marginalized people. Both have been successfully rebutted through activism deeply rooted in the communities the marginalized people come from—and it’s powerful to see them being fought in comics as well.
Black Panther / Re: Ultimates #100 Spoilers
« Last post by Salustrade on Yesterday at 06:00:45 pm »
Ellis for  6 Issue appetizer to clean the Coates isht out people's mouth's, then Redjack, waid, or miller to come in and give us good isht

Redjack from day one.

Frak all the rest.
Spencer is making a very grave mistake.

If this was politics, he just foolishly lost the black vote after 2 years of dabbin and kissing black babies for our support in Sam's book. All gone in one fell swoop.

I understand now why he was a failed politician.
Black Panther / Re: Ultimates #100 Spoilers
« Last post by Ezyo on Yesterday at 05:21:33 pm »
Ellis for  6 Issue appetizer to clean the Coates isht out people's mouth's, then Redjack, waid, or miller to come in and give us good isht
Black Panther / Re: Ultimates #100 Spoilers
« Last post by Ezyo on Yesterday at 05:16:13 pm »
You'd get 12-18 issues, 6 of them being a tie in to whatever event is going on, out of Ewing.

One story or arc will bang, the rest will meander until he has to wrap everything up in one issue.

You would get some feats and some old school throw backs though.

He lulls hardcores into his books with sweet continuity lullabies and "high concept ideas" (aka mumbo jumbo) that keeps them entranced and focusing on the minutia (OMG ewing remembered XYZ from the 1972 issue of BLah Blah #97!) that they don't take a step back and realize nothing of note has happened in 6 issues.

Meanwhile, anyone that came into comics the last 10 year is looking around wondering why everyone is so excited and peaces out on the book.

Hardcores keep the book alive in the 20K range until one by one they snap out of it and dip out on the book.

that sound a lot better than what we are getting now though...

Brother MoS.... You had me at feats.. lol
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