'Black Panther' Gets Mark Bailey

Marvel has hired the documentary writer to revamp the project about the king of an African country who becomes a superhero.
Marvel hires Mark Bailey to write Black Panther
Marvel hires Mark Bailey to write Black Panther
Marvel Studios has hired screenwriter Mark Bailey to write the feature adaptation of the comic book Black Panther.

Bailey seems like an unconventional choice to adapt this superhero tale, since most of his credits are from documentary programs. He wrote for the HBO documentary Pandemic: Facing AIDS and served as a story editor on Ghosts of Abu Ghraib.

The Black Panther character debuted in a 1966 Fantastic Four comic book issue and is considered to be the first black superhero in mainstream comic history. The character is king of a fictional African country who transforms himself into a superhero.

We reported earlier today on the upcoming Marvel Knights: Black Panther animated mini-series from Reginald Hudlin. You can Click Here! to read that interview.

No production schedule was given for the Black Panther theatrical project, but with a new writer attached, the project is definitely moving forward.

Black Panther is in development .



Sources: Heat Vision Blog

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Comments (6)

  1. Emmytt

    good to hear that Black Panther is getting a movie

    3 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  2. CUPID

    Song good but whats even better is if Djimon hounsou plays that roll.

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  3. Dan

    Sweet (I say sweet with guarded optimism).

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  4. bud2fresh

    This could be easly rated-R considering all the things goin on in Africa today but i think it would be cool to see the Black Panther on the big screen he's badass!

    3 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  5. RojoDiablo

    Yeah, this has potential for sure.

    3 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  6. the Narrator

    They'd better get this right. That is all I can say.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag