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[RUMOR] ‘Space Jam 2’ Begins Filming This Summer

Space Jam 2, the long anticipated sequel to the beloved 1996 live action/animated hybrid family basketball classic, is rumored to shoot this summer…finally. According to Comicbook.com, filming starts on June 17, 2019. Joe Pytka, who’s known for his music videos, directed the 1996 original, with a script by Leo Benveuti and Steve Rudnick of The Santa […]

What If The Academy Awards Had a Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Category?

The 2019 Academy Awards announced their nominations and in light of the discussion of shocking choices and snubs, I propose another solution: expand the categories. The Academy provides the gold standard of filmmaking, but often it feels the categories provided don’t represent the scope of the film industry like science fiction/fantasy films. While it’s inspiring […]

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Ryan Coogler Talks ‘Black Panther’ Creative Production Team

Filmmaker Ryan Coogler make several smart choices when pulling together his creative team for Marvel Studios Black Panther. From the backend of production, to the incredible costumes and driving score, each thread in the tapestry of Wakanda was important and chosen for specific reasons. In a recent chat with Variety, Coogler spoke a bit about each […]

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Things We Learned from the ‘Black Panther’ Blu-ray Special Features

Black Panther changed the MCU, without a doubt. From shattering box office expectations to inspiring a new generation of heroes, director Ryan Coogler created something for everyone with his Wakanda film. I’ve personally been really looking forward to getting my hands on the home release of the film, so I could dive back into the incredibly rich […]

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Ryan Coogler Has Been Playing A Lot Of Stardew Valley On Nintendo Switch

During a red carpet interview, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler revealed that he has been playing a lot of Stardew Valley on Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch is everywhere at the moment. The console is the fastest selling ever in the US, and it obviously is breaking into the mainstream in a big way. The portable nature […]

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Black Panther Annual #1 Review: A Celebration of King T’Challa

Three tales of the Black Panther are brought to the table. Everett K. Ross is captured by Hatut Zeraze after a Wakandan courier with potentially world-altering technology is killed in Brooklyn. In the second story, Black Panther searches the harsh mountains of Wakanda for the heart-shaped herb which grants the power of the Black Panther. […]

‘Black Panther’ Director Ryan Coogler Pens Thank You Letter

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has written a thank you note to his film team, the press, and the countless fans who helped propel the film to it’s current box office success. Sitting pretty as the second-highest four-day total of all time (behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens with $288.1 million and $400,000 ahead of Star Wars: […]

Black Panther #1 Cover by Brian Stelfreeze and Laura Martin

Five Days of Black Panther- Day 5: Current Series by Ta-Nehisi Coates

We arrive at the conclusion of Bleeding Cool’s Five Days of Black Panther with the current Black Panther series by writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artists such as Chris Sprouse, Brian Stelfreeze, and Leonard Kirk. This was my first Black Panther solo series, as I was turned onto the character primarily by Al Ewing’s Ultimates. I […]

Black Panther Ultimates #1 cover by Kenneth Rocafort

5 Days of Black Panther, Day 5: New Avengers, Ultimates, and Secret Wars

Before arriving at the current Black Panther series, we are going to take a look back at a couple of teams he enjoyed before the newest series under Ta-Nehisi Coates. From my personal experience, I had actually become more interested in T’Challa after reading about him in Al Ewing’s Ultimates and Ultimates Squared. Jonathan Hickman’s […]

Let’s Talk About the Women of Black Panther, the Strength and Heart of Wakanda

Black Panther is maybe the most socially important film in the superhero genre. We all kind of knew this going in — high-profile director who’s never backed down from his focus on such things, current socio/political climate, beautifully hued casting — but the results were wonderfully surprising. Not being a POC (person of color), I […]

5 Days of Black Panther, Day 4: Black Panther Fends Off the Secret Invasion

Another memorable moment in the history of Black Panther is his participation in the Secret Invasion story by Marvel. This will also be recounted through the surprisingly thin three issues collected by Marvel’s Black Panther: Secret Invasion collection. Secret Invasion was the Marvel crossover which followed shortly after Civil War. The Avengers discover that the […]

5 Days of Black Panther, Day 4: Black Panther Fights Civil War

Let’s move onto the Black Panther’s part in one of the most popular and oft-discussed Marvel Comics events of the past 20 years, Civil War. This will be recounted through the seven issues included in the Black Panther: Civil War collection released by Marvel. For the uninitiated, Marvel’s Civil War was the result of a […]

Marvel Knights: Black Panther #17 art by Sal Velluto, Bob Almond, and Brad Vancata

5 Days of Black Panther, Day 3: Christopher Priest’s Black Panther Part 2

Christopher Priest’s Black Panther is a fascinating animal in the grand scheme of comic book writing, and it is more than worth of extended discussion. With that in mind, we’re going to complete the Vol. 1 Complete Collection of his Black Panther run. When we left off, T’Challa had taken back Wakanda from Achebe and […]

Marvel Knights Black Panther #6 art by Joe Jusko and Avalon Studios

5 Days of Black Panther, Day 2: Christopher Priest’s Black Panther #1-12

Let’s continue our celebration of the King of Wakanda with a look at what many consider to be the best run of Black Panther, Christopher Priest’s Marvel Knights series from 1998. This series centers around Everett K. Ross, a federal employee who is tasked with being the U.S government attaché for T’Challa when the king […]

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‘Black Panther: The Album’ Review: Unprecedented and Uncompromising

Of all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films so far, six have soundtracks apart from their scores. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1, GOTG Vol. 2, and Iron Man 2 had soundtracks solely featuring previously released music, while Black Panther joins The Avengers and Iron Man 3 as the three that feature contemporary music. The Avengers soundtrack, while […]

Black Panther #7 (1977) cover by Jack Kirby and Ernest Hart

5 Days of Black Panther, Day 1: Volume 1 of the Jack Kirby Series

To continue this exploration through the Black Panther mythos, we are going to revisit the wonderfully wild Jack Kirby series from 1977. I actually covered this one some time back, and, while many of my opinions remain unchanged, some of my views have altered with time. The plot to this collection centers around Black Panther […]