Donald Glover helped to “punch up” some jokes in the screenplay for Marvel’s Black Panther.
Donald Glover may be about to debut on screens as Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, as well as being busy with multiple other high profile projects, but the actor also found time to help out on Black Panther.
We already knew, thanks to Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, that Glover and his brother Stephen helped out with the first draft, but now the actor has revealed to to ET, during the season 2 premiere of his show Atlanta, how this situation came into being:
“[Director] Ryan [Coogler] was gracious enough to be like, ‘Will you take a look at this script? Which was really cool. Marvel locks things down, so we had not as much time as I would’ve wanted. We had a couple of hours to punch up some jokes and stuff like that. It was already there anyway. They had already done a great job, so it was really cool to just get our fingerprints on there a bit.”
While fans don’t tend to go to Marvel film’s for the great jokes, it’s interesting to hear that Coogler went to a real pro to help fine tune his film’s comedic aspects.
After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returnsohome to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
Black Panther sees Ryan Coogler (Creed) directing Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa alongside Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, Martin Freeman as Everett Ross, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, John Kani as King T’Chaka and Nabiyah Be as Linda.