Is Black Panther an Anti-Hero in his Solo Movie?

Black Panther made his debut in the big Marvel cinematic universe in the Captain America Civil war movie, he was played by famous actor Chadwick Boseman. Marvel studios recently signed Ryan Coogler (of Creed fame) to direct the Black Panther solo movie, and he will be the first ever Black person to have got such an opportunity from Marvel.


Black Panther or T’Challa, son of King Ta-Shaka (the deceased father), went after Winter soldier to settle his personal score. He is a brilliant strategist, scientist, tactician with a hybrid fighting style incorporating acrobatics and animal mimicry. He wears a suit made of Vibranium (world’s strongest metal) which is used to make Captain America’s Shield as well. He is also called as “King of the dead” in latest marvel comics, which gives him access to all the experiences and wealth of knowledge of the previous Black Panthers. The leadership of T’Challa as King of Wakanda will be challenged when two major Marvel villains join forces to take him down. These two villains are Erick Killmonger to be played by Michael B. Jordon and Ulysses Klaue who was last seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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In the latest interview with CBR, Chadwick Boseman said “It’s funny, because, on one hand, the Marvel movies that I’ve liked the most are the ones that are funny. I love Ant-Man. But for me, most of the time the darker superhero movies are the ones that I gravitate towards, that I love the most. So I’m glad that I’m not in an Ant-Man. I’m glad that the tone of [Black Panther] may be a little grittier. I just wanted to establish that from the beginning, 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.” He added that his character is a bit of an anti-hero i.e his moral character is questionable. He is willing to kill good as well as bad guys for the accomplishment of a larger objective, much like Deadpool. In a rare coincidence, Deadpool 2 and Black Panther solo movie will be released one after another in the year 2018. CHEERS!

Anuj Aggarwal

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