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By Charles Webb

"In terms of 'Black Panther,' it's absolutely in development."

That's Kevin Feige, Marvel's president of production responding to Black Tree TV when asked point-blank about the status of Black Panther on film. T'Challa, the monarch, scientist, martial artists, and tactician has had a winding road coming to the big screen for years now, with several false starts and elliptical starts as Marvel and the various rights holders who've had their hands on the character over the years have attempted to launch only the second black superhero franchise on film after "Blade." Read More...

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by Brett White

He may be suiting up as Korath the Pursuer in "Guardians of the Galaxy," but Djimon Hounsou has his fingers crossed that he'll be called on to play more than just a Kree warrior for Marvel Studios.

In an interview with the Toronto Sun, the Academy Award nominee made his intentions very clear: he wants to play Black Panther.

"It would be an honour to be T'Challa," said Hounsou. "It would have to be done right, given the history of that character and that comic."

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by Brett White

Morris Chestnut makes his comic book movie debut today in "Kick-Ass 2," where he plays Hit-Girl's guardian Marcus Williams—you can see the two of them mix it up in this clip. But "Kick-Ass 2" isn't the only comic book film Chestnut has on his mind, according to a new interview with iamROGUE. The actor still has Marvel Comics' Black Panther on his mind.

"Obviously I would love to play that part, but Marvel and that studio—they're a mega-machine, and they have the people in mind that they want to do," said Chestnut. "Maybe If I had gotten to kick ass in 'Kick-Ass' they would consider me, but you never know what’s going to happen. Stranger things have happened in this industry."

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Black Panther Runaways Doctor Strange

by Ryan Rigley

Huge news for Marvel fans this week as the studio has announced three new mystery films slated to be released in 2016 and 2017, most likely forming Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So far, all we know for sure is that Joss Whedon's "Avengers 2" and Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man" will be hitting theaters in May and November of 2015 respectively. But after that, it's anyone's guess!

Sure, we previously tackled the topic earlier this year, but there's always room for more speculation. And now we have actual release dates! There have already been a huge number of rumors concerning what these mystery Marvel films will be, some of which even originate from Marvel's own President of Production, Kevin Feige. Ranging everywhere from the Sorcerer Supreme to an onscreen adaptation of the "Planet Hulk" storyline, you can checkout all of the frontrunners for these rumored Marvel movies after the jump!

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Black Panther

FROM MTV GEEK: Marvel's Phase Three movies remain largely unknown. "Ant-Man" arrives in November 2015, and a slew of release dates are already on hold for Marvel past that — but the exact titles remain unclear.

If Marvel legend Stan Lee is to be believed, however, we may know two of Marvel's upcoming mystery projects: "Doctor Strange" and "Black Panther."

Speaking with MTV Geek, Lee revealed his belief that Marvel will eventually get to "everything we have" in the House of Ideas' extensive catalogue, dropping the two unannounced titles as evidence.

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What does Marvel Studios have planned for after "The Avengers 2" and "Ant-Man" arrive in theaters in 2015? It's still a mystery — but at least now we have some dates to mark on our calendars.

Disney announced yesterday that two untitled Marvel projects are lined up for May 6, 2016, and May 5, 2017. No further details were revealed, except to say: "We look forward to announcing more details about these films as well as the sequel to THE AVENGERS (opening 5/1/15) at a later date."

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by Brett White

The Maximoffs? Who the heck are the Maximoffs? They're the newest addition to the Avengers, according to a rumor currently circling around the "Avengers 2" script. Comic Book Movie has an unnamed source saying that, because of legal reasons, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver may not be able to use their "mutant names" in the Joss Whedon film.

"According to a person within the script writing community, as of right now it is being whispered through the rumor mill that Whedon is not calling the new additions to the Avengers team by their 'mutant names' of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. They are being called Wanda and Pietro Maximoff."

I'm a bit curious about this alleged "script writing community," especially one that apparently counts Joss Whedon as a member, or people close enough to Whedon to have read the surely top secret script. But what's the deal? I mean, sure, as much fun as it's going to be to hear Samuel L. Jackson say "Pietro" and "Wanda" repeatedly, the characters need to have code names if they're going to team up with people called Iron Man and Captain America.

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by Brett White

Even though Phase Two of Marvel's film endeavors has just kicked off with the billion dollar blockbuster "Iron Man 3," speculation and anticipation is spreading well past the current set of films and into the still mysterious Phase Three. Entertainment Weekly managed to get a lot of information from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, with the head honcho commenting on every Marvel movie currently rumored to be in the works. The article is incredibly in-depth and worth a read.

The only sure thing about Marvel's Phase Three is Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man." The film's been greenlit for years, and Feige reveals that "Ant-Man" was actually partly responsible for the creation of Marvel Studios. After numerous meetings with studio executives unfamiliar with Marvel's lesser known characters who just could not grasp the concept of Ant-Man, Marvel decided it best to make their own movies (that first movie? "Iron Man").

"Do you know why we became our own studio?" he told EW. "Because those are the conversations we used to have with studio execs. And they were very frustrating."

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Black Panther

by Brett White

Yesterday we reported that actor Morris Chestnut was "getting familiar" with the Marvel character Black Panther. That of course led to wild speculation that Chestnut knows something we don't know about Marvel's film plans (note: MTV Splash Page is incredibly guilty of wild speculation). The tweet has since been taken down, which is a classic "this is something no one should know yet" sign. Despite that, Chestnut delivered this chestnut today:


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by Brett White

Bleeding Cool has come across an interesting tweet from actor Morris Chestnut. It seems that the actor is either filling in some holes in his comic book knowledge or, because wild speculation is so much fun, he's preparing for a role.


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