Marvel’s superhero Black Panther is back on track being developed as a film. And frankly, it’s about time since studios have been trying to adapt Black Panther as a movie since the 90s.

Curiously enough, Mark Bailey will write the screenplay. Bailey is known as a writer and story editor for various documentaries. But who knows? He just might be a perfect fit after all.

Kevin Feige of Marvel Studios will produce.

So who is Black Panther? The name itself is the ceremonial title bestowed upon the chief of the Panther tribe in the fictional African nation Wakanda. The main Black Panther in the Marvel universe? His name is T’Challa, the leader of the various tribes of the nation and defender of the people. Becoming Black Panther, T’Challa, with his connection with the Wakandan Panther god, consumed a special herb which granted him greatly enhanced senses, strength, speed, agility, and stamina.

The Black Panther character was created in 1966 and is considered the first mainstream black superhero.

It’s good timing for the Black Panther film with the Avengers flick on the horizon, especially since Black Panther eventually becomes an Avenger himself.

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