BITES: Black Panther Gets Start Date; Aquaman Casts Its First Villain

Black Panther

Marvel is getting things underway for the next phase of superhero movies starting with Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther movie. Meanwhile, Aquaman casts its Villain!!!

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Black Panther

Black Panther has been ramping up for a while now, and director Ryan Coogler has put together an amazing cast.

He has a great eye when it comes to making movies, so we can only imagine his vision for Black Panther. With films like “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed” already under his belt the Oakland native is carving his own path as a great filmmaker.

What we are hearing is that pre-production is currently going on now, but the crew is taking a holiday break and then coming back to the set in the new year. In fact, we have a solid date, via “On Location Vacation,” who are saying that the film will start shooting in January 15th, 2017 in Atlanta.

The shoot will take place at Pinewood Atlanta Studios, which it will use as a ‘homebase’ for that portion of the shooting. With that said, we are anticipating a late fall/early winter teaser from Marvel.

At the same time though, this is an important milestone for any movie.

BITES: Black Panther Gets Start Date; Aquaman Casts Its First Villain

Over in DC Comic world, Aquaman casts its Villain!

It’s time for some sibling rivalry in the upcoming debut Aquaman movie! The Conjurings Patrick Wilson has just joined the cast of Aquaman!!!

Patrick Wilson is going to be “oh so bad” in the upcoming Aquaman movie directed by James Wan who has made no fewer than four movies with Wilson.

Patrick Wilson will be joining the DC Comic Universe as Orm, a.k.a. the Ocean Master, half-brother of Arthur Curry, a.k.a. Aquaman. James Wan has decided to team up again with Patrick Wilson, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that when it came time for Wan to add to the cast. Orm’s background and abilities have shifted throughout the years – sometimes he’s fully human, sometimes he’s not, sometimes he has special powers, sometimes he doesn’t.  You can generally count on Ocean Master to resent Aquaman and battle him for power. We are hearing that Aquaman will have multiple villains, so hopefully Black Manta is still on the table.

BITES: Black Panther Gets Start Date; Aquaman Casts Its First Villain

Jason Momoa made his big-screen debut as Aquaman with a cameo in this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and he’ll be back next year in Justice League. The latter also features Amber Heard as Mera, queen of Atlantis and Aquaman’s love interest, and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, an Atlantean scientist and politician, ahead of their return in Aquaman.