Yesterday I read an article about the secret 2014 Marvel movie being "Black Panther" and that this info, which comes from Latino Review (and also posted on SuperHeroHype), will be presented at this year's Comic Con. (Here is the article: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=61031
With that, my mind started racing right before I awoke this morning. Despite the "job" T'challa had to take in "Doom"war, is Black Panther about to become a household name? In my mind, this is how I connected the dots.
1. Liss tries valiantly to return T'challa/BP to prominence by making him The Baddest Man Alive. Once you get passed the premise, Liss did a great job of washing the Maberry ick off of him and returning him back to a level of prominence.
2. The Invincible Iron-Man cartoon: A lot of people like to reference his kick-assness from the episodes that he has been in. That's a great sign. They made T'challa cooler, smarter and better than Tony Stark...in his own cartoon!
3. Avengers: Earth's Mightest Heroes: When the intro is all said and done, T'challa is standing tall with the other Avengers in the intro. Then when he is on the show, he gets some good screen time with some killer moves. I read a quote somewhere where a kid was like "I never heard of Black Panther before" but if he is anything like he is on A:EMH, then I definitely want to see this movie. Bravo Marvel for planting that seed in the younger generation.
4. Marvel reps who keep saying "Something big is coming for T'challa." We don't believe them because they've been saying this for ages. As long as it isn't a divorce then I'm good. But so far, we get them paired up against each other in AvX? Greaaaaat. Thanks.
5. Wakandan World Tour: Wakanda is about to be the star of the show in the upcoming issues of FF, Fantastic Four and Defenders! (Am I missing any other upcoming books?) Does this mean T'challa is the once and future king...again? Does this mean Hickman gets to go all super-writery on T'challa like he has done for FF and S.H.I.E.L.D.? "I hope so. I loved S.H.I.E.L.D. and FF made me a fan of the Fantastic Four universe. "It has Artie in it for crying out loud!"
6. And now this announcement. I don't want to get my hopes up just yet. I guess I have to wait and see what happens in the upcoming comic books and by that time...Comic Con will be here.
What say you?