The MCU, even with its moments of slight thrills, has relatively been PG-safe fantasy. But recent descriptions would suggest fans can look to possibly get a bit gritty with the coming of the Black Panther movie.
Chadwick Boseman, who plays Black Panther / T’challa, recently spoke on Black Panther and its perceived darker, grittier route in the MCU via an interview with CBM:
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 feel the energy. The image itself opens people’s minds up. You can talk about it all you want, you can have it in a comic book, you can even do an animated series, but when you see real people doing it, it changes something inside of you. It’s going to be a big deal because there’s not just Black people or people of African descent that want to see it, I think everybody wants to see it. That’s the beautiful thing. I truly believe there are more people who want to see it than don’t want to see it, especially after being here.
Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler also starring Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira.
Black Panther is set for cinematic release come February 16th 2018