Among its many accomplishments, Black Panther is lauded for its treatment of women characters including the genius Shuri, the warrior Okoye, and the revolutionary/spy Nakia. Now, LEGO wants to get in on the fun.
It was the hottest ticket on the Croisette to get in to talk which covered everything from why his films focus so much on family, to the world of Black Panther, growing up in Oakland, and his love of women. The first episode was released on YouTube today.
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"Oh man", Coogler said, according to Variety.
Coogler gave a talk at the Cannes Film Festival about his recent movie, during which he was asked by moderator and critic Elvis Mitchell if the women of Black Panther were as important as the men. "I think you could argue they are more important", he said. He also showed interest in creating a female-oriented spinoff. "There's a whole section of the film where T'Challa is out of the movie and you're just following the women", he said, referencing when T'Challa played by Chadwick Boseman is defeated in a battle for the throne by his cousin Erik Killmonger (Michael B Jordan). "That would be unbelievable if the opportunity came up", he said. I would watch a movie with just them'. That part of it was exciting. "I saw a lot of good people who didn't make it past that age, whether they went to prison or whether they were murdered". Pushing past numerous formulas of comic book blockbusters, director Ryan Coogler ("Creed") makes the villain a scarred antihero, and the looming conflict an worldwide race war rather than intergalactic strife.