If you take notice of the credits for Marvel’s Black Panther this week when you’re waiting for the last post-credits scene, you may notice Donald Glover and his brother Stephen’s names popping up during the ‘Special Thanks’ section, and director Ryan Coogler has revealed to Collider that the two offered notes on the first draft of the script.
“Donald and Stephen actually gave me notes on a draft,” said Coogler. “They came in and read the draft. Right before we started the shoot, and they had some cool insight. It wasn’t that kind of a thing where it was ‘change this, change that.’ We were looking at ways to add a few more character things with specifically Shuri, where she pokes fun at her brother. Donald’s one of the funniest people that I know, so he had some interesting ideas, and Stephen’s crazy talented as well.”
Glover is of course already part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe family, having portrayed Aaron Davis in last year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming – a role he may well return to at some point, should Marvel decide to introduce the character’s nephew Miles Morales, a.k.a. the Ultimate Spider-Man.
SEE ALSO: Read our review of Black Panther here
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 Nightshade. The film is set for release on February 12th in the UK and on February 16th in the States.