As Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe begins withIron Man 3, Marvel has revealed that there are two unannounced films that the company is currently working on. While Kevin Feige revealed one of the films will see a hero outside of The Avengers, the other is completely unclear, with one of the duo set to come in 2014. Now, it seems Marvel may have let one slip out of the bag as one of the films has been officially unveiled.
Latino-Review reporter El Mayimbe says that he knows the title of one of the two unannounced Marvel films, and revealed to fans one clue: “This unseen Marvel character has been alluded to in the phase one Marvel films! Let speculation begin!” Mayimbe followed it up later in the day once many began to question just what the film is, saying ”Movie movie fans varied answers: Namor, Deathlok, Elektra, Coulson/Vision, Daredevil, Black Panther, Adam Warlock, Dr. Strange, Ant Man.”
After reaching a certain number on Twitter, Mayimbe took toLatino-Review to reveal the news, and it turns out that Black Panther will be “the next standalone Marvel movie after Cap”. This means that Black Panther would be the 2014 Mystery Marvel Movie set for May 16th, 2014. Mayimbe says that he’s received the news from four different sources, and Marvel had hired Mark Bailey to pen the script. The script is currently ready, and allegedly “fantastic”.
Furthermore, the idea of Black Panther would bring much more diversity to the Marvel Movie Universe. The setting takes place in Wakanda, Africa, and the title itself has more meaning according to Wikipedia:
The title “Black Panther” is a rank of office, chieftain of the Wakandan Panther Clan. As chieftain, the Panther is entitled to eat a special heart-shaped herb, as well as his mystical connection with the Wakandan Panther god, that grants him superhumanly acute senses and increases his strength, speed, stamina, and agility to the peak of human development. He has since lost this connection and forged a new one with another unknown Panther deity, granting him augmented physical attributes as well as a resistance to magic. His senses are so powerful that he can pick up a prey’s scent and memorize tens of thousands of individual ones.
T’Challa is a rigorously trained gymnast and acrobat, showing mastery in various African martial arts as well as contemporary ones and fighting styles that belong to no known disciplines.
Equally interesting, the origins of Black Panther also tie into vibranium surrounding T’Challa’s father. The hero is propelled to avenge his father’s death after being killed by adventurer villain Klaw, and his teenage love interest is also that of Ororo Munroe a.k.a. Storm from X-Men. It’s here that T’Challa seeks to reclaim the throne his father once held, and gains the name of Black Panther by training and defeating various Wakandian tribe leaders. And honestly? This sounds like a great tale to come alive on the big screen.
Now while this ultimately goes as unconfirmed, it should be noted that Latino-Review has some major pull with Marvel scoops in the past. They’ve been responsible for plenty of Iron Man 3 coverage from the set, and this reveal is of another big caliber.