‘Da 5 Bloods’ Composer on Spike Lee’s Vision, Marvin Gaye’s Message and Hollywood’s POC Blindspot

Composer Terence Blanchard has collaborated with Spike Lee for over 30 years, going back to 1991 when the director tapped him to score “Jungle Fever.” Since then, Blanchard’s credits include over 15 Lee films including “BlacKkKlansman,” “Malcolm X” and his latest, “Da 5 Bloods,” now streaming on Netflix. The story of four Vietnam War veterans, played by Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters and … Continue reading ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Composer on Spike Lee’s Vision, Marvin Gaye’s Message and Hollywood’s POC Blindspot

Spike Lee on the Challenge of Bringing Netflix’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ to the Screen

On May 31, as protests over police violence roiled nationwide, Spike Lee released a 94-second movie called 3 Brothers on his social media feeds. The short film intercuts disturbing footage of three Black men who died after being choked by police — George Floyd, Eric Garner and Radio Raheem, the fictional, boombox-toting Brooklynite played by Bill Nunn in Lee’s Oscar-nominated 1989 film, Do the Right Thing. … Continue reading Spike Lee on the Challenge of Bringing Netflix’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ to the Screen

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

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

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

Golden Trailer Awards: ‘Black Panther,’ Netflix Top Winners List

No surprise here. We knew Black Panther would win some awards for outstanding marketing/advertising of the movie. ‘Black Panther’ took home the top honor and the most awards of any one film at the 19th annual ceremony, while ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Westworld’ won big in the television category. Black Panther took home the top honor and the most awards of any one film at the … Continue reading Golden Trailer Awards: ‘Black Panther,’ Netflix Top Winners List