The official Twitter account for the Creed films just posted this new photo of Michael on the set of Creed II and it’s making me wish it was November already.
The phenomenon that is Black Panther makes its way to Netflix next month, one of the last Marvel films that will be available on the streaming service Goliath until Disney challenges with its own.
Believe it or not, its only been six months since Black Panther crashed worldwide box offices, packing theaters tight enough to make a fire marshall sweat uncomfortably. If it seems like more time has passed, it may be because the Marvel industrial complex dropped two more films, Avengers Infinity War and Ant-Man and The Wasp, to secure its global squeeze on the film industry.
But no matter how many properties Disney gobbles up and throws into tag team films or movies it releases with 70-star ensembles, Black Panther will continue hold up on its own merit. Racking up an astonishing $1.344 billion in worldwide receipts, it’s influence can be felt far beyond the box office. The impact was as much a cultural one as anything, even bringing Denzel Washington to tears. It’s popularity and message may have even sparked changes within the Oscars when The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences created a whole new and controversial category named, the popular film award. Many believing the Academy’s motives were to guarantee Black Panther’s inclusion in the award ceremony.
Helmed by Ryan Coogler and adorned by noteworthy performances by Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa) and Michael B. Jordan (Killmonger) as cousins with opposing ideologies that leave the fate of Wakanda and the world at risk, and rounded out by Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia) and Letitia Wright (Shuri), the film never loses any of the goodwill that it builds when T’Challa and Killmonger are offstage and is a film that looks to the future while paying homage to the past.
Now, starting on Sept. 4, you can enjoy Black Panther over and over again, until your head feels like helium and you find yourself chanting “yibmambe” through the city streets. But, make sure to get as much of it in as you can, because it will not last. Disney plans on unveiling its own streaming service late next year, where you can watch all your favorite Marvel films lined up like an all-star parade, next to Pixar, Lucasfilm and, of course, Disney movies.
Black Panther will be one of the last titles you will find on the streaming service as Disney plans on taking back its properties after Captain Marvel. Until that time, it’s Wakanda Forever on Netflix.
Michael will be on the MTV show SafeWord Friday August 24th at 11PM ET. Make sure you tune in!
If it was up to Michael B. Jordan, Lil Wayne might be in line to write Black Panther 2.
EW has exclusive video of Jordan’s appearance on MTV’s SafeWord, where the actor plays a round of “Wakanda or Weezy?” The mission in the game is to decide if a quote is from a rapper or Jordan’s hit film Black Panther.
Tiffany Haddish makes a special cameo in her “ovulating boots” to read the line: “I do what I want to do and I’m gonna do that till the day I die.”
Sounds like something Erik Killmonger might say, right? Well, that’s what Jordan thought too, but the correct answer is actually Lil Wayne.
More like, Wakanda F(orever) Baby.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
You can check out the accompanying video here.
In today’s casting roundup, the upcoming Netflix superhero series “Raising Dion,” starring Michael B. Jordan, is looking for real high school basketball players of all genders for background roles. Plus, the Broadway production of the Tony-winning musical “Kinky Boots” is casting ensemble singers, a short is seeking actors and crew, and a noir caper is casting its proof of concept.
Join the upcoming Netflix series “Raising Dion,” starring Jason Ritter and Michael B. Jordan. High school basketball players, aged 15–21, are wanted for background roles in the series, which will follow a widowed single mom who discovers her son has superpowers and must figure out how to raise him responsibly. The series will shoot from Sept. 10–14 in Atlanta, Georgia. Pay is $75 for eight hours of work. Apply here!
Creed II won’t be in theaters until Wednesday, November 21, but MGM and Warner Bros gave us a peek at what to expect with two first official film stills (see both below) from the movie. And not a slab of raw meat in sight.
The latest installment in the indefatigable Rocky saga, directed by Steven Caple Jr., stars Michael B. Jordan stars as Adonis Creed and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa.
The set up: Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.
Also starring are Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu, Andre Ward, Phylicia Rashad and Dolph Lundgren.
Creed II is produced by Stallone, Kevin King-Templeton, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Irwin Winkler, and exec-produced by Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan and Guy Riedel. MGM and Warner Bros distribute.