When it comes to films, apart from the cast, the most excited person is the director. They are not only super-enthusiastic about the work, but try to multitask just to make their film a success. A bonding that a director has with his film is pretty special. From the first frame to the last, they tend to remember every detail of the film.s
I have often heard that directors are very attached to their movies, but when I got to sit down with ‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler, I got a better insight of what it means to nurture a project and make it into a huge film.
For Coogler, Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ is a very special movie. Every scene that he has shot is very close to his heart. From deciding the cast, to how he would want to proceed with the film, Coogler had a very clear view.
While for many, ‘Black Panther’ might have made his debut on-screen just two years back, for the director he was always around. Talking exclusively to MensXP he said, “For me, he was always around in the comic books. And I think he is such an interesting hero. We have been planning to make this film for a while. I think it is definitely time for him to have his movie to have his turn.”
‘Black Panther’ means a lot of things to Coogler as a superhero and as a warrior king of Wakanda. He is a combination of various things and that’s what makes him an interesting hero. “Black Panther means he is part of wisdom, heritage, and innovation, nobility, and leadership. He is someone who understands the responsibility he is given,” the director said.
When asked about the idea of making a superhero film in Bollywood. Ryan gave a bold smile and excitingly gave a nod right away. Talking about it he said, “Oh my God, now that sounds amazing. Now that’s something really cool, I would like to do it. I have never been to India, that’s something I would love to do that.”
‘Black Panther’ is all set to hit the screens on 16th February and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, and Lupita Nyong’o. With superhero films ruling the box-office lately, it would be interesting to see how this one performs.