Turns out Michael B. Jordan (Killmonger) is a big ol’ Marvel nerd.

It’s pretty blatantly obvious from his answer here as to who would win in a fight: Black Panther, or Wolverine?  Not only does he have the right answer, he gave the right reason for it, too.  Which is to say: I agree with Michael B. Jordan on it, so clearly he knows his stuff.


My mini-review for Black Panther.

Short version: nice. Good flick. The wife and I had an excellent time watching it, then we went out for beer and meatballs. Which has nothing to do with Black Panther, but they were excellent meatballs and I like the current seasonal Sam Adams.



Hey yeah if you were planning to go see Black Panther next week…

…go get your tickets nowBlack Panther is selling out fast; I had to get tickets from a different theater than the one I usually go to.  That didn’t happen when I went to go see The Force Awakens the day after it opened.  This may not mean anything — I’m getting seats for an evening performance this time, and usually I buy tickets for 10 AM showings — but Marvel can’t be anything but pleased about how their first-day grosses are looking right now.


Another ‘Black Panther’ trailer drops.

Excuse me while I be slightly male: there is something incredibly hot about a tall, lithe woman in a red dress who knows how to use a goram quarterstaff. I could watch quarterstaff battles in nightclubs all day. Or at least for the seven minute extended scene that I know is going to show up in the Black Panther movie, and that’s all right with me.



The Black Panther teaser trailer.

Well, this looks promising.

Hopefully, they won’t feel a need for any kind of real origin story in Black Panther.  I mean, we all saw Civil War, right? Further exposition would be, methinks, largely unnecessary.  Particularly since that was the movie that sold many of us on a Black Panther movie in the first place.



Hollywood does shocking cast picks in Black Panther movie!

…They’re still casting black people* for all the major roles.  Can Hollywood stand the strain?  The sheer insanity?

Marvel has added a new villain to the mix in director Ryan Coogler‘s upcoming film Black Panther. Person of Interest actor Winston Duke will be taking on the role of Man-Ape. That means there are three villains in the film so far. The other two are Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaw. Duke also joins Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Danai Gurira, and Lupita Nyong’o.

Yeah, I’m being sarcastic.  But less than I’d like. Even for a, you know, African-themed superhero story it’s still mildly noteworthy that they’re going to cast accordingly…

Moe Lane

*And Andy Serkis.  Soooooo… I guess we now know which character’s going to be mostly motion-capture?

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