Wesley Snipes Reveals His Plans For Failed Black Panther Movie

The success of Blade in 1998 was a watershed moment in the history of comic book movies, one that went a long way to launching the superhero craze at the turn of the millennium that turned the genre into the most lucrative and successful in the entire industry, with the trend continuing even to this day. Star and producer Wesley Snipes was one of the driving forces behind the project, but this wasn’t the first time he had tried to make a movie based on a Marvel Comics character.

In 1992, Snipes bought the rights to Black Panther, with the intention of bringing the King of Wakanda to the big screen. However, difficulties in cracking the script and finding a suitable director, along with budgetary concerns caused by the cutting-edge special effects that would be needed to bring the story to life, saw the actor eventually drop the project altogether and move onto Blade.
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