Marvel’s Black Panther is shaping up to be the first box office blockbuster of 2018, with new details about one pivotal character surfacing that could have you looking at him in a whole different light. Christopher Priest, who became the first black writer at either Marvel or DC in 1983, is perhaps best known for his iconic run of Black Panther comics in 1998, which helped revitalize the brand and serves as the inspiration for next month’s Black Panther movie. At the beginning of that run at Marvel Comics , Priest created the character Everett K. Ross, played by Martin Freeman in Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther . Priest has revealed in a new interview that the character is actually inspired by Friends ‘ own Chandler Bing, as played by Matthew Perry. While Priest’s work on the Black Panther comics was overlooked for quite some time, after retiring from comics in 2005, he would ultimately become quite the revered icon in the comics world, with current Black Panther comics writer Te’Nishi Coates admitting that there would probably not be a Black Panther movie if it weren’t for Priest’s work. While the Black Panther / T’challa character was created… Read full this story
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