Female “Black Panther” Spinoff “Would Be Amazing” – Ryan Coogler
Box office record-breaking movie “Black Panther” had a ton of strong female characters, from the impressive Dora Milaje, to Shuri, Nakia, and, of course, Okoye.
According to Variety, director Ryan Coogler was speaking at the Cannes Film Festival where he discussed making the movie and his favourite parts.
One of those parts, he said, was (spoiler alert) after the death of T’Challa when just the women were making all the moves.
Ryan Coogler shattered a lot of records by directing “Black Panther,” the first comic-book movie led by a primarily black cast. But during a nearly two-hour talk at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday afternoon, Coogler also revealed why it was important to break other studio-tentpole conventions.
When asked by moderator and critic Elvis Mitchell if the women of “Black Panther” were as important as the men, Coogler didn’t flinch. “I think you could argue they are more important,” he said.
Coogler went on to describe a stretch of the movie that is close to his heart (warning: minor spoilers ahead). “There’s a whole section of the film where T’Challa is out of the movie and you’re just following the women,” Coogler said about a scene where the titular hero (played by Chadwick Boseman) is left for dead and needs to be rescued. “That’s one of my favorite parts of the movie when I watched it, and I didn’t expect that.”
He explained further, saying: “That part of the movie you feel like you’re watching something fresh and new. That part of it was exciting. We have these actresses who could easily carry their own movie. Some of them have before. We were so fortunate. I would watch a movie with them!”
Asked if he’d ever do a spinoff with the ladies of “Black Panther,” he said it would be amazing. He said:
Oh man. That would be amazing if the opportunity came up. They did it in the comic-book version.
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