Director Ryan Coogler Initially Wanted Kraven The Hunter For Black Panther

Nick Sanchez
February 10, 2018

As everyone that reads Collider knows, written by Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole, the film stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther (first introduced in Captain America: Civil War), who returns home to the isolated and advanced nation of Wakanda in the wake of his father's death to assume his rightful place as king.

Black Panther is one of the most anticipated movies of 2018.

Of course, Walmart wants to remind you that it is "the destination for all things Black Panther".

"I've always loved Kraven the Hunter in nearly every iteration. There was a Christopher Priest run that was pretty heavy, there's a big scene where Panther's fighting Kraven, Kraven the Hunter". Best-known as a Spider-Man villain, Kraven's MO is to go after superheroes with animal names and mount their heads on his wall.

The review comes from Urban Cinefile who offers a similar response to the previous review in that Black Panther seems unsure where it belongs.

Black Panther is proving to be the cultural moment we've been waiting for. That being said, the bloodthirsty Spider-Man villain may be more suited to Sony's villainverse which is focussing on the darker side of the friendly neighborhood hero. As for Kraven, he could just as easily hold his own like the upcoming Venom or Silver & Black. 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.). Here's hoping that Sony has that idea firmly in its crosshairs for the near future.

Black Panther is predicted to break box-office records, and with Lamar's muscle behind it, the film's companion album should claw its way to the top of Billboard charts as well.

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