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Subj: Re: "Singleton may do 'Black Panther' before 'Luke Cage'"
Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 at 11:39:49 am EDT (Viewed 1 times)
Reply Subj: Re: "Singleton may do 'Black Panther' before 'Luke Cage'"
Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 at 10:53:47 am EDT

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until there's an official press release, I won't hold my breath.. Singleton has been 'linked' to the panther since the early 90's; at one point he would wear a marvel Black Panther baseball cap in public; at the time, Wesley Snipes was tentatively linked to the project as well, but in certain interviews at the time he downplayed Singleton's connection as (i'm paraphrasing here) "wishful thinking". Then, of course, nothing happened.. Circa 2002, Snipes gave another interview where he brought up Panther again, and casually dropped Singleton's name, though he didn't directly say he was involved..

Supposedly, the Cage option expired at Revolution/Sony, and has reverted back to Marvel.. Panther was once tentatively linked to the LionsGate development package, but of course is now with Marvel/Paramount..

If this project does get off the ground, I wish them luck.. though, if given the choice, I'd rather see Singleton do "Power Man" than "Panther"..



> JOHN SINGLETON NEWS
> Singleton may do 'Black Panther before 'Luke Cage'
> by Wilson Morales
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> July 27, 2007
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> While speaking to blackfilm.com about his producing duties for latest his film, 'Illegal Tender', which comes out on August 24th, he also spoke about the long-delayed film, 'Luke Cage' and that he may do 'Black Panther' first.
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> What's going with 'Luke Cage'? Seems that this is a never ending subject, especially since San Diego Comic Con is happening this week.
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> John Singleton: There is a race to see if I'm going to do 'Luke Cage' first or 'Black Panther'. I really wanted to do both of those pictures. I've always been a fan of Marvel comics, so it depends. I can do 'Cage' or 'Black Panther'. I've just been approached about doing 'Black Panther'.
>
> What's the holdup with 'Luke Cage'? Is there even a script in place?
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> JS: There's scripts on it. Hollywood has a very limiting view on what makes a pop culture picture. If you put a black face on it, they think it's black thing; but yet we have all these movies that have come up and whenever they any black people in it, they make all this money. That's the thing that's holding 'Luke Cage' up. They think it's a small superhero movie. It's not going to be a small stupid movie like 'Meteor Man'. I'm trying to make 'Luke Cage'.
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> http://www.blackfilm.com/20070720/features/johnsingletonnews.shtml
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> Too bad on the hang-ups with Luke Cage, but obviously Black Panther is the reason why I'm posting this!
>
> SO... who knew? I wonder who approached him?
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> Hopefully this will be (and if it gets done I can't see why it wouldn't be) a Marvel Studios movie thru Paramount. Because with Marvel holding the purse strings they'll make sure they get people who will do Black Panther "right" -- after all, the Iron Man stuff looks hot...
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> I wonder who talked to him, though? Reggie Hudlin? Because they probably know each other...
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> Either way, a Black Panther movie through Marvel Studios would be great.
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> Yo, I'm Serious

> Supposedly, the Cage option expired at Revolution/Sony, and has reverted back to Marvel.. Panther was once tentatively linked to the LionsGate development package, but of course is now with Marvel/Paramount..

I had wondered about that...if Sony still had it.

And I agree, I would much rather see a John Singleton Luke Cage movie, Black Panther just doesn't seem to be his style, IMO.

Of course, I feel the same way about Reggie Hudlin -- his Luke Cage is PERFECT, his Panther, not so much. It's good, but his Panther is pretty straight-laced, but with Cage he can let loose and say anything.

I always wondered how it would have been if Reggie Hudlin was the writer of a Luke Cage series instead of BP. Because comedy is Hudlin's forte, and you can write Luke Cage with jokes much easier than you can BP...

Overall I think a Hudlin penned Cage series would been recieved much better -- the character is much more in line with his natural creative voice (to me, at least),


Yo, I'm Serious


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