Why Wesley Snipes' Black Panther movie never happened
If the rave reviews are anything to go by, Marvel has a new crown jewel in Black Panther. It's hard to believe that the Wakandan superhero adventure is movie number 18 in the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe — and things could have been a lot different. If Wesley Snipes had gotten his way in the 1990s, Black Panther would have pre-dated them all.
The actor recently opened up about his experiences trying and failing to get a Black Panther movie off the ground — if he'd pulled it off, the whole cinematic landscape might look very different today. Is it for the best that the idea stayed on the shelf until now? It's possible. Read on to find out why Wesley Snipes' Black Panther movie never happened.