How Black Panther characters should really look
Filmmakers tasked with adapting comic book icons for the big screen are blessed with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put their own spin on our favorite heroes, bending pre-existing characters and storylines to their whims while adding exciting new elements into the mix. It's like the grown-up version of playing with your Avengers action figures when you were a kid—or, you know, writing creepy fan fiction once puberty sets in.
But redesigning a universe filled with flashy super suits and cosmic, planet-devouring beings can be a struggle when screwing up the balance of "faithful" and "creative" means inspiring the fiery wrath of comic book fanboys. Marvel's Black Panther will incur the same fanatical scrutiny as its predecessors, but one thing's for certain: the Afrofuturistic Wakanda and its denizens have been given one badass makeover for the big-screen. While we're super into the aesthetics that director Ryan Coogler's bringing to the table, let's take a look at what the cast of Black Panther should really look like.