Michael B. Jordan on His Growing Empire, New Love and Seizing the Moment: “It’s My Turn

As he toplines the romantic drama ‘A Journal for Jordan’ and prepares his directorial debut (‘Creed III’), the actor-producer discusses his “clean brand,” new willingness to share his personal life and the price of agitating for real change in Hollywood. My ambition has intersected at this moment where I have the experience and knowledge to direct, the opportunity within a franchise to step behind the … Continue reading Michael B. Jordan on His Growing Empire, New Love and Seizing the Moment: “It’s My Turn

Dorothy Steel, Actress in ‘Black Panther,’ Dies at 95

Aww, RIP!! Dorothy Steel, an actress in Black Panther, has died. She was 95. In the movie, she was the Elder of the Merchant Tribe Elder and a member of the Wakandan Tribal Council. Steel, who did not begin acting until she was 88, also appeared in ‘Poms’ and ‘Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses.’ Steel’s agent Cindy Butler shared the news via an announcement on … Continue reading Dorothy Steel, Actress in ‘Black Panther,’ Dies at 95

Chadwick Boseman’s Name Officially Installed at Howard University’s College of Fine Arts

The university first announced in May that its performing and visual arts school would be renamed after the ‘Black Panther’ star and 2000 graduate who died of colon cancer in August 2020. Howard University’s College of Fine Arts has officially been renamed in honor of graduate and beloved actor Chadwick Boseman. On Friday, the HBCU shared a time-lapse video of the new installation on the … Continue reading Chadwick Boseman’s Name Officially Installed at Howard University’s College of Fine Arts

Regina King to Direct Race-Themed Monster Movie ‘Bitter Root’ for Legendary

Okaaay, this sounds interesting! ~V In her first move since winning acclaim for her Oscar-nominated directorial debut, One Night in Miami, Regina King has set her sights on a monster-filled, 1920s-set race-themed comic book adaptation. Bitter Root is an adaptation of the Image Comics title created by David F. Walker, Sanford Greene and Chuck Brown for Legendary Entertainment, the company behind the recent box office … Continue reading Regina King to Direct Race-Themed Monster Movie ‘Bitter Root’ for Legendary

Winston Duke To Play Activist Marcus Garvey In Amazon Studios’ ‘Marked Man

This would be a yes for me!!! ~ V Amazon Studios has set Winston Duke (Black Panther) to will star as Marcus Garvey in Marked Man. Garvey was a political activist who was a key figure of Black nationalism in the 20th Century. Andrew Dosunmu will direct the drama and Jesse Williams (Little Fires Everywhere) and DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It) are in talks … Continue reading Winston Duke To Play Activist Marcus Garvey In Amazon Studios’ ‘Marked Man

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Sequel Shoot to Begin in July

Tenoch Huerta, star of Netflix’s ‘Narcos: Mexico,’ is joining the cast of the untitled film from Ryan Coogler, sources tell THR. Marvel Studio’s plans for the sequel to Black Panther are starting to come into focus. The sequel was sidelined after the sudden and unexpected death of star Chadwick Boseman and a planned March 2021 production start was waylaid as filmmaker Ryan Coogler and Marvel … Continue reading Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Sequel Shoot to Begin in July

ABC to Air ‘Black Panther’ and Chadwick Boseman Tribute Special Tonight

The Walt Disney Co. and Marvel Studios will pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman tonight with a special commercial-free airing of “Black Panther” on ABC, followed by a special examining the actor’s life and work. The unusual move is a sign of respect from the studio behind the Marvel movie that brought Boseman his greatest fame and pop culture impact. The respected actor died Friday at … Continue reading ABC to Air ‘Black Panther’ and Chadwick Boseman Tribute Special Tonight

Black Panther 2: Every Character Returning For The MCU Sequel

A sequel to Black Panther is confirmed to be in development and is set for a 2022 release. Here’s every character confirmed to return so far. The Marvel Cinematic Universe will continue exploring T’Challa a.k.a. Black Panther’s story in Black Panther 2, and here’s every character returning for this new adventure. The first three phases of the MCU, collectively known as the “Infinity Saga”, came … Continue reading Black Panther 2: Every Character Returning For The MCU Sequel

‘Black Panther’ Sequel Set for 2022 Release

“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler announced the release date of the much-anticipated follow-up film at D23 in Anaheim, Calif. Saturday. “Black Panther 2” will hit theaters May 6, 2022. “We’re not taking our time, we’re really trying to get it right,” Coogler said of the production schedule. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said Coogler has delivered a treatment, complete with a villain and new title, … Continue reading ‘Black Panther’ Sequel Set for 2022 Release

‘Black Panther’ Star Winston Duke Talks ‘Us,’ His Chance Meeting With Jordan Peele and Overnight Success

One minute, the actor was doing bit parts on ‘Law & Order: SVU.’ The next, he’s stealing scenes in Marvel movies and starring in Peele’s new thriller: “It has not been a straight path.” Tucked away in the Palisades, just off Pacific Coast Highway, is Lake Shrine, a 10-acre self-realization retreat with a hilltop temple, a lush meditation garden and a spring-fed pond, all blocked … Continue reading ‘Black Panther’ Star Winston Duke Talks ‘Us,’ His Chance Meeting With Jordan Peele and Overnight Success

Watch: One-Hour Roundtables with 2018’s Top Directors, Actors, Writers & More

As awards season continues, the first full video from The Hollywood Reporter’s roundtables has made its way online. This year’s directors conversation features Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite), Alfonso Cuarón (Roma), Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman), Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), and Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) as they each discuss their latest projects, what brought them to filmmaking, and much … Continue reading Watch: One-Hour Roundtables with 2018’s Top Directors, Actors, Writers & More

NAACP Image Awards: ‘Black Panther’ Tops Film Nominations

HUGE CONGRATS . . . AGAIN!! Other top projects nominated across film and TV include ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ and ‘Black-ish’ with nine nominations each, ‘Insecure’ and ‘Seven Seconds’ with eight each and ‘BlacKkKlansman’ with seven. The nominees for the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced today, with Black Panther scoring a leading 14 nominations across film and music. Additionally star Chadwick Boseman … Continue reading NAACP Image Awards: ‘Black Panther’ Tops Film Nominations

Grammys: ‘Black Panther’ Scores First Album of the Year Soundtrack Nod Since 2000

HUGE CONGRATS!! Along with soundtracks and songs from movies, notable Hollywood figures were nominated for music’s highest honor, including Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Donald Glover, among others. The nominations for the 2019 Grammys were unveiled on Friday morning, during which Black Panther became the third music soundtrack to earn an album of the year nod in the last 25 years. The LP features efforts from … Continue reading Grammys: ‘Black Panther’ Scores First Album of the Year Soundtrack Nod Since 2000

Women of Black Panther inspired generations with their fierce performances

“You can judge a nation, and how successful it will be, based on how it treats its women and its girls.” That’s a real-life 2014 quote from President Barack Obama, but it applies perfectly to the fictional realm of Wakanda. The advanced African nation from the Marvel Cinematic Universe is ruled by a warrior king who defends his homeland with the help of vibranium-enhanced armor … Continue reading Women of Black Panther inspired generations with their fierce performances

Ryan Coogler Signs on to Write and Direct ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

YYYYEEEEESSSSS! The filmmaker behind the $1.3 billion hit is expected to begin penning the follow-up next year, say sources. Ryan Coogler is going back to Wakanda. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the filmmaker behind Marvel’s landmark Black Panther has quietly closed a deal to write and direct the sequel. While the move was expected — Marvel wanted to keep the creative team as intact … Continue reading Ryan Coogler Signs on to Write and Direct ‘Black Panther’ Sequel