‘Black Panther’ Gets a Screenwriter

By  · Published on January 20th, 2011

Marvel is moving forward with their plan to continue dominating the comic book movie world, and that means looking ahead to the future. That future, just got a little bit more royalty in it.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has hired documentary writer Mark Bailey – who has tackled subjects like AIDS and Abu Ghraib – to write a screenplay for a forthcoming Black Panther movie.

The character is the first black superhero in mainstream comics, and the first fictionally African hero as well. The alter ego of Black Panther is, of course, T’Challa – the chief of the Panther Tribe in Wakanda.

It’s a bold character that’s ferocious and unafraid to spill a little vein juice. Plus, if a screenwriter is cracking the whip on it now, that means the possibility of a Black Panther cameo/reveal in The Avengers.

Related Topics:

Movie stuff at VanityFair, Thrillist, IndieWire, Film School Rejects, and The Broken Projector Podcast@brokenprojector | Writing short stories at Adventitious.