Welcome to Screen Juice, the TGJ original feature launched to keep you in the loop with all things Film and TV-related!
Who makes up the ingredients of this edition’s news smoothie?
Beyonce…and Marvel’s Black Panther.
As fans anticipate the release of her next movie Beyonce’s Screen Gems release ‘Obsessed‘ continues to make silent but serious moves on a commercial front.
How? After grossing $73.8 million at the box office, the thriller (which also benefitted from Ali Larter‘s ‘Heroes’ fame and Idris Elba’s pulling power) recently picked up an additional $22,875,457 …seven years after its cinematic release.
After Sony Pictures Entertainment released the project for home viewing in 2009 it picked up the figure via DVD sales which crossed the $8,806,259 point one week into its release.
Since then, interest in ‘Obsessed’-related products continue to soar, placing $22,875,457 in the company’s pockets and pushing Bey’s movie-related earnings far past the $613,126,941 films she has starred in have earned at the box office.
Chadwick Boseman Talks ‘Black Panther’ Role.
2018 will see Marvel’s Black Panther claw its way into movie theatres with support from its star Chadwick Boseman and its director Ryan Coogler.
Fortunately, fans of the character will not have to wait until then before learning more about the way in which Boseman plans to portray him before he’s set to appear in ‘Captain America: Civil War.’
I think the difference in him and Captain America is that he’s a ruler of a country. I wouldn’t even call him a superhero. In the mythology of the country (Wakanda), he’s not a superhero. He’s a warrior, and it’s part of their tradition.
Unfamiliar with Panther’s tale?
Watch the clip below and catch him action when ‘America’ rocks theatres on May 6th 2016 and Black Panther leaps into action on February 16th 2018.
Coogler is also co-writing the script, but it’s not entirely surprising given that he wrote both of his previous directorial features Creed and Fruitvale Station. Marvel is about to amp up their release schedule to three films a year, which means they’ve got a whole lot on their production schedule. Doctor Strange just wrapped filming very publicly last week in the streets of NYC, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is currently in production in Atlanta, and Thor: Ragnorok set to begin this summer in Australia.
Production begins in the earlier part of 2017.