The Black Panther Post-Credits Scenes (SPOILERS)

We’re only a week away from the release of Black Panther, and there are already a lot of bogus descriptions of post-credit scenes flying around. There’s a lot of noise out there from hoaxers on Reddit and other sites, and while some of them are pretty impressive (such as a nine-scene Captain Marvel reveal), there isn’t really anything out there with the truth.

Like most Marvel movies that aren’t Guardians, Black Panther only has two post-credits scenes. As is tradition there’s one after the initial flashy cast and crew credits, and then another at the very end. Neither are huge setups like Thanos showing up and grabbing the Soul Stone or anything like that. One continues a story thread of T’Challa’s arc and the other does lead right into Infinity War in a small way.

The first one you’ll see has T’Challa going to the UN and talking about the truth of what Wakanda is.

After the full credits roll, the second scene features Bucky waking up from Cryo-sleep. Shuri is there and talks to Bucky before he looks outside to the horizon and the fields that are shown in the Infinity War trailer.

At the end, the text says BLACK PANTHER Will Return in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR.

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Official Black Panther Plot Synopsis Released

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While the movie has been filming for about a week already, today Marvel officially confirmed it’s underway by releasing the official plot synopsis for Black Panther.

“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

The synopsis confirms that the movie is set after Civil War, although there will likely be flashbacks as Marvel’s official cast list confirms that T’Chaka will appear in the movie. Andy Serkis has also been confirmed to be returning as Klaw, who was last seen in Age of Ultron.

Black Panther will be released just over a year from now on February 16, 2018.

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4Chan Rumors for Every Announced Marvel Film

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Yesterday there was a pretty awesome rumor about Man of Steel 2 that came out from 4Chan, and today there’s a big drop of Marvel rumors. These could be completely false, but there are bits of them that do make sense and don’t sound completely crazy and made up.

Doctor Strange:

– Test screenings have been very positive so far

– The recent reshoots were to streamline Strange’s training which takes up most of the second act, and also add a little more humor and a Tony Stark cameo

– Kevin Feige is being particularly careful with this movie because Doctor Strange and Baron Mordo are supposed to become major recurring characters in the MCU going forward

– The time stone is featured in the movie

– The movie takes place simultaneously to the MCU, with Stephen Strange’s accident happening shortly after Tony Stark returns from Afghanistan and his training spanning all the other movies

– Mads Mikkelsen’s character, Kaecilius, is aligned with Dormammu, who will have a bigger role in the sequels

– There are already plans for a sequel with Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor certain to return, but there are no other developments as of right now

– The casting of the Ancient One was complex because of how people perceive it as an stereotype and because of the association with Tibet in light of how the Chinese box-office is important to movie studios nowadays. Tilda Swinton was picked because of he unusual she looks


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– The movie is pretty standalone from the rest of the MCU per James Gunn’s demands

– Ego is made out to be the main villain at first, but it is actually Ayesha, although Ego is also an antagonist. Taserface serves as a secondary foe

– Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone are playing members of the Ancients, a race of immortal aliens that hire the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Ego, as part of a bigger plan masterminded by Ayesha

– Yondu and Nebula are joining the team alongside Mantis, who is Star-Lord’s half-sister and a prisoner of Ego

– The Nova Corps will make an appearance and the Kree will also have a larger role

– Groot will remain child-sized for a large portion of the movie

– There’s a minor romantic subplot between Star-Lord and Gamora following the seeds planted in the first movie

– Thanos won’t appear in the movie, but will be referenced

– There’ll be no infinity stones, although they are referenced

– The movie ending leads directly to “Avengers: Infinity War”

– There are plans for a sequel, but James Gunn still isn’t officially attached to write and direct, although Marvel wants him to

Spider-Man: Homecoming:

– The movie has lower stakes in relation to other MCU movies and also a relatively lower budget

– The movie centers on Peter Parker struggling to balance his private life and his superhero life. As Peter, he’s trying to ask his longtime crush Liz Allan for homecoming dance and fitting in with being the new kid in a prestigious school he got in as a scholarship, while as Spider-Man he’s handling his first real supervillain, the Vulture

– Adrian Toomes, the Vulture, is a military scientist who creates a wingsuit using alien technology from “The Avengers”, and gets fired from it. He eventually learns he needs it to live, steals it and goes on a rampage, killing his former superiors and trying to find a cure

– The Tinkerer is a minor villain, a former Stark Industries inventor who’s supplyig crooks with cutting-edge weaponry and is forced to help the Vulture. He gives weapons to Shocker and his gang, who are opening antagonists

– Zendaya really is playing Mary-Jane, but that was a late addition from the latest script rewrite. At one point she really was “Michelle”, an original character. She’s Peter’s classmate who has a crush on him, and they end up going to homecoming together. Like him, she’s attending school on a scholarship. She’ll be the main love interest in the sequels

– Flash was also going to an original character, “Manuel”, but was made into Flash in the same rewrite that made Michelle into MJ

– There’s no Jameson or Daily Bugle in the movie

– Tony Stark’s role in the movie is pretty minor and he doesn’t appear as Iron Man. He gives Peter some life advice when it looks like he can’t deal with his first supervillain

– Stark mentions he’s keeping the Accords off of Peter’s back because he’s only dealing with minor street crimes, but might not be able to protect him if he keeps branching out to dealing with supervillains

Thor: Ragnarok:

– The movie will have a serious tone with little moments of humor, like “The Winter Soldier”, which is being used as a template

– Loki is the one that sends Hulk to the gladiator planet where Thor later ends up, Valkyrie is also a warrior in that planet and befriends Thor, but they don’t actually become a couple although there’s a spark between them

– Jane Foster is not referenced at all in the script

– Thor, Hulk and Valkyrie have to find the Soul Gem in order to defeat Loki and Hela, who has helped Loki usurp the throne, but is also planning to destroy the Nine Realms in the Ragnarok

– Loki is eventually betrayed by Hela and helps Thor defeat her, but then betrays him as well and gives the Soul Gem to Thanos, as well as the location of the other Infinity Stones, for his own protection when Thanos launches his offensive on the universe

– Skurge is Hela’s champion, but he follows her under false pretenses, and turns against her when he finds out what her true plans are, holding off her armies alone at the cost of his own life to give Thor a chance

– Surtur and the Fenris Wolf will appear, among others

– Odin has been living as a vagrant on Earth ever since Loki usurped the throne and banished him. He gets his full power back in the final scene to battle the Ragnarok monsters

– Sif, the Warriors Tree and Heimdall are returning. Heimdall dies

– Doctor Strange will have a cameo

Black Panther:

– This is supposed to be an actual political thriller and Marvel’s most serious movie by far

– Erik Kilmonger is the main villain. He’s a childhood rival of T’Challa and Wakanda’s finest warrior. As such, he was supposed to become the Black Panther, who is basically Wakanda’s chosen protector but T’Challa took the mantle to avenge his father, which Kilmonger views as T’Challa stealing his purpose, since once a warrior swears the oath and becomes the Panther, they’re bonded until the warrior is slain or grooms a successor. So he conspires to usurp the throne alongside Ulysses Klaw

– Nakia is T’Challa and Kilmonger’s childhood friend and there’s a love triangle between them

– Kilmonger’s plan involves the Accords, and amounts to triggering a war between Wakanda and the United Nations over their Vibranium reserves

– Secretary Ross will be heavily featured and Stark is expected to appear as well

– Bucky will have a supporting role and be brought out of ice

– They’ll heavily explore the mythology of the Black Panther and the traditions and customs of Wakanda

Ant Man & The Wasp:

– The movie will center on Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne on the run after the events of “Captain America: Civil War”, trying to prevent the Ant-Man technology from falling into the wrong hands

– Hank Pym will return, but apparently something will take him out of commission for a large portion of the movie

– Luis will return, but the other two, Kurt and Dave, probably won’t. Instead, they’ll introduce a new batch of quirky criminal associates of Luis

– Although they want to bring Cassie and her mother back, there’s a strong possibility Bobby Cannavale’s character gets written out of the movie

– The original Wasp will appear, and although numerous actresses have been named like Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer, Julianne Moore and Sela Ward, there’s no official shortlist and no offers have been made

– Secretary Ross will also be featured here

– Eric O’Grady will be featured as a government-sponsored Ant-Man

– The villains are apparently heavily modified versions of Egghead and Whirlwind, with Egghead being Pym’s nemesis back in the Cold War

– There’ll be more of the Microverse

– It’s apparently maintaining the mostly humorous tone and the elements of a heist movie

Captain Marvel:

– Very early stages of production, the studio is meeting with numerous potential directors

– Carol Danvers will be introduced and get her powers in “Avengers: Infinity War” after an encounter with Kree technology during a battle with Thanos

– Yon-Rogg will be the villain

– Writers are still figuring out the supporting cast, but two characters already confirmed are Monica Rambeau and Karla Sofen

– Although he won’t be involved in her origin, there are discussions to include Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel from the comics

– One of the biggest arguments is whether they should give Carol Danvers a romantic storyline in the movie. There’s been talks of adding either Mar-Vell or her original firstg boyfriend Michael Barnett, or maybe even a version of Dr. Philip Lawson, Mar-Vell’s secret identity, unaffiliated with Mar-Vell

– The studio is really careful with this one, as they want Captain Marvel to become one of their stahlwart characters

Avengers: Infinity War:

– The studio originally planned for one big movie divided in two parts, but the Russos preferred to make them standalone stories that compliment each other

– “Avengers: Infinity War” will center on the Avengers trying to prevent Thanos from assembling the Infinity Gauntlet. He arrives on Earth to reclaim the Mind Stone from the Vision and the Time Stone from Doctor Strange, leading to a vicious battle

– The Avengers will still be fractured as the movie begins and will have to learn how to work together to stop Thanos

– The heroes expected to appear are Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Winter Soldier, Black Panther and Doctor Strange, plus the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive to help in the third act of the movie

– The Vision will be destroyed early on and the Mind Stone is taken

– Carol Danvers is introduced in the movie as a soldier helping the Avengers fend off Thanos attack

– The movie will end making it appear as if Thanos has been defeated, when he hasn’t. He’ll return with the full power of the Infinity Gauntled in the “Avengers 4” production, forcing all of Earth’s heroes to join forces to stop him

– Loki will be featured in both movies as Thanos’ advisor, while secretly conspiring against him

– Thanos will have a large army, the Deviants, to battle the Avengers

– Scarlet Witch will be pivotal to Thanos’s defeat

>Tentative titles for “Avengers 4” include “The Thanos Imperative”, “Thanos War” and “Infinity Crusade”

– “Infinity War” and its sequel conclude pretty much all overarching storylines from the MCU all the way back to “Iron Man”, while planting the seeds for a new status quo that’ll inform the next batch of movies

Source: 4Chan

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Michael B. Jordan Cast in Black Panther

black-panther-logoIt’s not the most shocking casting news based on the director, but it has some interesting ramifications for Marvel movies.

When Ryan Coogler was named the director of Black Panther, you had to be kidding yourself to think he wasn’t going to be bringing Michael B. Jordan along with him. After Fruitvale Station and the awesome Creed, the duo are a package deal, where one goes so does the other. But now the big question is who Jordan will be playing in the movie, and there are already a whole bunch of theories being tossed around.

Even cooler, this will be a deathblow to Fox’s dark and gritty Fantastic Four franchise. With Michael B. Jordan in the MCU in Black Panther, Marvel probably won’t want him going back to being Johnny Storm. Even funnier is that Simon Kinberg was quoted just the other day that they still want to attempt another Fantastic Four movie with that cast. This casting news will kill any of those plans, so there’s another reason to be happy about this!

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Preview Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther #1

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Marvel has released preview pages and variant covers for the first issue of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther. It’s been a while since T’Challa has had his own solo book (although he’s been deeply involved in Hickman’s now-classic run on New Avengers), so the release of this comic is a pretty big deal. Especially with the King of Wakanda making his big screen debut in Captain America: Civil War.

As with many big Marvel comic releases, there will be a large amount of variants (many of which are included in the gallery below):

BLACK PANTHER #1 ALEX ROSS VARIANT
BLACK PANTHER #1 BLANK COVER VARIANT
BLACK PANTHER #1 COIPEL VARIANT
BLACK PANTHER #1 DISNEY INFINITY GAME VARIANT
BLACK PANTHER #1 FELIPE SMITH BLACK PANTHER 50TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT
BLACK PANTHER #1 GREENE CONNECTING VARIANT A
BLACK PANTHER #1 SOOK VARIANT
BLACK PANTHER #1 STELFREEZE DESIGN VARIANT
BLACK PANTHER #1 STELFREEZE HIP-HOP VARIANT

The first issue of Black Panther goes on sale April 6th.

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Black Panther Was Referenced (By Name) in Age of Ultron

black-panther-age-of-ultron[easyazon_link identifier=”B00WAJ8QXC” locale=”US” nf=”y” tag=”furiofanbo-20″]Age of Ultron[/easyazon_link] hit Blu-Ray today and with it comes the chance to go through the movie digging up all sorts of Easter Eggs. Everyone knows how Wakanda was mentioned by name in the movie, but Black Panther himself is referenced if you look closely enough at the screen Banner is reading in the movie.

The screen does name Black Panther, T’Chaka, and T’Challa because the text he’s looking at was taken from the Wikipedia entry on Wakanda:

“The Wakandan royal line began with Bashenga, an ancient Wakandan whose first and only appearance was in Black Panther vol. 1 #7 (Jan 1978). Bashenga was supposedly the first king of unified Wakanda, and the first Black Panther some 10,000 years ago.

In the distant past, a massive meteorite made up of the sound-absorbing mineral vibranium crashed in Wakanda, and is unearthed a generation before the events of the present-day. T’Challa, the current Black Panther, is the son of T’Chaka, the Black Panther before him and a descendant of Bashenga. Knowing that others would attempt to manipulate and dominate Wakanda for this rare and valuable resource, T’Chaka conceals his country from the outside world.”

That’s the exact text that Banner is reading when he finds out the brand is from Wakanda. It may be from Wikipedia, but it’s the first official naming of Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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New Black Panther Solo Series Coming in 2016!

black-panther-no-1One Marvel Comics character who hasn’t had enough exposure in the comics is Black Panther, but that will be fixed as he’ll get his own series in 2016. While T’Challa has had a memorable role in Hickman’s amazing run on New Avengers, he hasn’t had a solo book for quite a while.

The New York Times announced today that Marvel has hired renowned author Ta-Nehisi Coates to write a new on-going Black Panther series, which will begin with a year-long storyline:

““A Nation Under Our Feet,” the yearlong story line written by Mr. Coates and drawn by Brian Stelfreeze, is inspired by the 2003 book of the same title by Steven Hahn. It will find the hero dealing with a violent uprising in his country set off by a superhuman terrorist group called the People. “It’s going to be a story that repositions the Black Panther in the minds of readers,” Mr. Alonso said. “It really moves him forward.””

The new book doesn’t have a set release date, other than “Spring”, which means it’ll likely be in comic stores just in time for T’Challa’s big screen debut in Captain America: Civil War. Hopefully now that he’s part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe we’ll get to see him stick around in comics with his own book as opposed to just being a member of teams as he has been lately.

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Rumor: Black Panther Officially Revealed at D23 Expo

T'Chaka Black PantherYesterday we saw the first spy shots of Black Panther on the set of Civil War, and the rumor is that we’ll get an official reveal of him at this weekend’s D23 Expo.

Marvel is part of the two-hour Walt Disney Studios Live Action panel presented by Alan Horn at 10:30am on Saturday and it’s pretty certain that they’ll unveil the first footage of Captain America: Civil War there. While many people are hoping to see Spider-Man, and that remains a strong possibility, rumors are swirling that the footage from Civil War will give fans their first official reveal of Black Panther in action.

As awesome as it would be to see Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther is actually more exciting. After all, we’ve seen Spider-Man in five live-action movies so far but this is the first time we’re getting Black Panther in a movie. It’s also Black Panther, a character who has deserved a big screen presence for years.

Yesterday’s tease from the set was awesome, but it’ll be great to see T’Challa as he’s intended to look in the movie. Set photos never give an accurate representation of what the final product will look like, so seeing an official reveal at D23 Expo will probably earn huge cheers from the crowd.

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Rumor: A Ghostbuster Could Be T’Chaka in Black Panther

T'Chaka Black PantherHere’s a rumor to take with a grain of salt, due to the source, but a familiar face may be playing King T’Chaka in the upcoming Black Panther movie.

Latino Review has posted a scoop today that says Ernie Hudson may play the father of the current Black Panther in the movie:

“Sorry, if you guys are expecting fan favorite Denzel Washington, it looks like that ain’t happening. Besides his quote is too damn high for Marvel. Anyway, I got some solid intel that longtime character actor Ernie Hudson (Winston in Ghostbusters) has been hitting the gym and picking up back issues of Marvel Comic’s Black Panther. The actor has specifically been looking for issues that feature King T’Chaka, the ruler of Wakanda.”

When it comes to plot stuff, his record is spotty at best, but with casting it’s decent. He was the first to peg Chadwick Boseman for the role of Black Panther, which did turn out to happen.

In the comics the Black Panther is a mantle passed down from king to son in Wakanda, and T’Challa becomes Black Panther after his father is killed by Ulysses Klaw. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Andy Serkis will be playing Ulyesses Klau, which is the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of that character. So Marvel is laying the groundwork for Black Panther’s Civil War debut as early as next month when the Avengers sequel hits theaters.

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Here’s Black Panther’s Movie Costume

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At today’s big Marvel event in Hollywood, these very cool Black Panther concept art posters were handed out to everyone who attended. As you can see, the costume is very close to the comics although updated just a little bit to reflect how it won’t be spandex in the films.

Jeremy has been active on the web since the 90s. He’s written for sites such as IGN and Furious Fanboys and even once worked on Star Wars Galaxies (RIP). A long time ago in a galaxy far far away he used to Podcast about Star Wars with friends.