‘Black Panther’ Is Marvel’s Version of James Bond

Black Panther is perhaps the single most anticipated Marvel movie of the year—at the very least, it’s the MCU film that has pre-sold the most amount of tickets in a day. The massive flick will directed by Ryan Coogler, of Fruitvale Station and Creed fame, and he recently sat down with Total Film to reveal some of his Panther inspirations.

“When I first started talking to Marvel, one thing they were interested in was for Panther to be their version of James Bond, which I thought was incredibly interesting and exciting,” Coogler said. “It was a really outside-of-the-box way to look at T’Challa. There are some Bond films that I really, really like, and it gave me the opportunity to go watch some other ones.”

There haven’t been any other Marvel movie to take on the sleek espionage mood of a classic James Bond flick. Spider-Man: Homecoming was a coming of age story, Ant-Man was a kind of heist movie, and Thor: Ragnarok was a delightful comedy. That is all to say that Marvel has never released anything with a Bond-type swag. We already know Coogler’s Black Panther will aim to shed new light onto the secluded, mysterious people of Wakanda and their leader, and the importance their society places on secrecy is definitely prime for some super-secret spy shit.

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25 thoughts on “‘Black Panther’ Is Marvel’s Version of James Bond

  1. Fuck Marvel their chairman is Isaac Perlmutter who is a Trump supporting Zionist. As usual wilfully blind black liberals will give their money to Marvel while calling Trump a racist

  2. They do realize infinity war is coming out right? This is why it annoys me when they do movie news cause they butcher it, even when tom holland was cast as spiderman they were talking crap because he was another white actor. Just leave it to Collider, isn't that the point of Complex having Collider, for movie news.

  3. I’m as excited as anybody for BP but this hype has gotta stop. This movie shouldn’t be given comparisons coz it’s a black lead but be allowed to succeed in its own right

  4. How is he gonna be anything like 007? The most badass weapons cars and bitches?? I don't think so… Not gonna even watch this. Unless I show a black friend later tonight. LoL

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