Ryan Coogler Wanted Kraven the Hunter in Black Panther

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Lupita Nyong'o already considers her Black Panther castmate Daniel Kaluuya a victor after his Academy Awards nomination.

"Black Panther", starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular character, paired with director Ryan Coogler ("Creed", "Fruitvale Station"), isn't the first African-American superhero to hit the big screen ("Blankman", "The Meteor Man", "Spawn", "Hancock") or even the first from Marvel ("Blade").

"Through a clever, well manufactured marketing campaign Marvel Studios and their parent company The Walt Disney Company have targeted the black community with their advertisements for the upcoming Black Panther film, due to release on February 16, 2018", declared Gormley. While the aforementioned Klaue (known as sound-powered supervillain Klaw in Marvel Comics lore, ) was the obvious choice, since he famously exploited the hero's home country, Wakanda, by pilfering its nigh-indestructible metallic resource of vibranium, Coogler saw better dramatic prospects with Spider-Man's safari-obsessed foe, Kraven the Hunter.

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"I've always loved Kraven the Hunter in nearly every iteration".

Of course, Walmart wants to remind you that it is "the destination for all things Black Panther". In response, Rotten Tomatoes issued a statement assuring that "any users who engage in such activities will be blocked from our site and their comments removed as quickly as possible". Black Panther also stars Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -and Black Panther- is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Even if Kraven had only popped up in one of Black Panther's post-credits scenes to set up a sequel of an inclusion in Phase 4's Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, it would've been great fan service to the beloved character.

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