Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ feature carved out to celebrate TV and Film’s epic past.
Today, we honour the union of Marvel’s Black Panther and Storm as fans look forward to news regarding a movie set to tell the latter’s layered story.
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Storm, despite being Black Panther’s wife (or ex-wife now), did not appear in the superhero’s 2018 cinematic story because the rights to her character are owned by Disney’s rival Fox.
For this reason, many who saw the Chadwick Boseman-fronted movie may not be aware that she features prominently in his life and once ruled as the queen of Wakanda.
Here’s what happened.
In 2005 Marvel Comics published a story named ‘Decimation‘ in which a large number of mutants are drained of their powers as a result of a dramatic storyline built around The Scarlet Witch.
A despondent Storm decides to part ways with Professor Xavier and his X-Men and flies to Wakanda to visit her childhood sweetheart T’Challa (Black Panther).
Once there, the friends reunite romantically and announce that they are to wed and do so in the September of 2006 as part of the fourth volume of the ‘Black Panther’ comics story.
In attendance? BET‘s Toure & Amanda, Shuri, Jessica Jones, The Clintons, Nelson Mandela, Luke Cage, Spider Man, Wolverine, Oprah Winfrey and Prince…to name just a few.
Unfortunately, the pair’s union wasn’t to last as it was shattered by the fact that they were forced to stand on opposing sides of the Avengers vs X-Men war which led them to announce their separation and Storm back into the arms of her none other than Wolverine.
Dramatic stuff, eh?
With all of this in mind…