Director Ryan Coogler Initially Wanted Kraven The Hunter For Black Panther

Emilio Banks
February 10, 2018

Black Panther is predicted to break box-office records, and with Lamar's muscle behind it, the film's companion album should claw its way to the top of Billboard charts as well.

Actors Sterling K. Brown, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya, Lupita Nyong'o, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Andy Serkis, and Forest Whitaker; writer/director Ryan Coogler; Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige; producers Louis D'Esposito and Victoria Alonso, and executive producer Nate Moore at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. Speaking with Yahoo! Movies about the upcoming release, Coogler revealed he really wanted to use the Spider-Man villain Kraven The Hunter.

"I've always loved Kraven the Hunter in nearly every iteration".

Kraven was first introduced in a 1964 issue of The Amazing Spider-Man and he's best known as one of Spidey's enemies. Moreover, the addition of Kraven (a.k.a. Sergei Kravinoff, ) would have been thematically appropriate, since the character - a Russian big game hunter obsessed with making a trophy of Spider-Man - has, indeed, tangled with Black Panther in the pages of the comics and would be well-suited for action in the film's setting of the fictional African nation of Wakanda.

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"Being a Marvel fan, you want to grab all the characters, he said". Movies UK. "You realise there's contractual things".

Just in case you thought you couldn't be more excited for the movie Black Panther, Kendrick Lamar had to step in and make the soundtrack. You don't have that character.

Gormley goes on to say that while it is a "symbolic victory" to see a major studio film with a majority black cast, black director and art direction helmed by black artists, this achievement doesn't gain anything for the black community. Black Panther made its debut on the review aggregator website Tuesday with a 100-percent score from critics, although two negative reviews have since dropped that figure to 98 percent.

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