Black Panther Movie To Be “Grittier” Than Previous Marvel Films

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It’s common knowledge that Marvel’s superhero outings are much lighter in tone compared to DC’s, however it appears the upcoming ‘Black Panther’ movie could be a bit of a break from tradition. Now plenty of Marvel’s films have a significant dose of drama, this year’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’ was packed full of it, but none have ever been too dark, so it’ll be interesting to see what approach ‘Black Panther’ will take.

In an interview with CBR, Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman explained the difference between his superhero and the others:

“For me, most of the time the darker superhero movies are the ones that I gravitate towards, that I love the most. I’m glad that the tone of Black Panther may be a little grittier. I just wanted to establish that from the beginning, that that’s what we were doing. That that’s what I intend to do. I feel like we’ll end up in a place that I’ve always wanted to be when I look at superhero movies. Those are the ones I like the most. It’s exciting to do that.”

Given the different direction ‘Black Panther’ is going compared to Marvel’s other films, Director Ryan Coogler spoke to EW about how he would be keeping it in line with the wider Marvel Universe:

“It’s a specific challenge. What Marvel’s doing, and what you see a lot of studios doing now that Marvel has done it so successfully, is making content that exists in a particular universe, where the characters tie in and crossover.

I think that’s a great creative challenge to me–to make this movie as personal as possible. It’s going to be my most personal movie to date, which is crazy to say, but it’s completely the case. I’m obsessed with this character and this story right now, and I think it’s going to be very unique and still fit into the overall narrative that they’re establishing.”

Each Marvel film tends to tackle a different genre, tone or style, and it will certainly be exciting to see how Black Panther differentiates itself from the rest. The character was already given a warm welcome in ‘Civil War’ and definitely stood out from the rest, so his solo film is set to be interesting indeed.

Black Panther will release in cinemas July 6, 2018.

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