Glittering, galvanizing "Black Panther" is a true marvel

Glittering, galvanizing

Glittering, galvanizing "Black Panther" is a true marvel

But it's the costumes for Angela Bassett's Ramonda and Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther (aka T'Challa) that best exemplify the film's celebration of Afrofuturism, or the fusion of science fiction and fantasy with African culture.

With Marvel Studios' Black Panther set to dominate the box office when it opens in theaters February 16th, Disney recently held a press junket here in Los Angeles and I got to sit down with director Ryan Coogler for an exclusive video interview. Critics have praised the film's look, action scenes and Michael B Jordan's performance in particular.

"Being a Marvel fan, you want to grab all the characters", Coogler told Yahoo! You realise there's contractual things.

"I've always loved Kraven the Hunter in nearly every iteration", Coogler explains to Yahoo UK.

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For those who don't know, Kraven the Hunter was first introduced back in The Amazing Spider-Man #15 from 1964. You don't have that character. And at the launch for the limited-edition Clarks Originals x Black Panther sneaker, Racked spoke with the costume designer to learn how that inspiration played out on screen.

Black Panther is proving to be the cultural moment we've been waiting for. The Sony/Disney deal may have been lucrative to give the House of Mouse Peter Parker for Civil War, Homecoming, and his future solo movies, but it is easy to forget that Kevin Feige and co. don't own all of the Spider-Man universe (yet).

In the meantime though, it looks like fandom and Coogler will have to chalk Kraven's Black Panther absence to a missed opportunity. Likewise, Kraven, who's also a founding member of the Spidey foe collective, The Sinister Six (which Sony has long-eyed for a spinoff film), is also the center of one of Spider-Man's darkest and most tragic storylines, in 1987's "Kraven's Last Hunt" run, which saw the foe commit suicide after he was satisfied that he fulfilled his objective in finally defeating his web-spinning foe (of course, in true comic book fashion, he was later resurrected.).

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