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David Miller
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Posted: 20 October 2017 at 1:09pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


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NOT AN EVIL TWIN. HE HAS TO FIGHT M'BAKU.

If Marvel clownshoes into debuting an African character named "Man-Ape," I have a feeling it'll come from the television division.
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David Miller - I'm not entirely sure you're right. But in any case, they can just call him M'Baku, acolyte of the sacred white gorilla. "Man-Ape" is not required to be used.

Oh God, I'm trying to apply logic to the MCU! WHAT AM I, NUTS??? ;)
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The evil twin refers to Killmonger in his “jaguar” suit.

I’m a big fan of the Priest run and remember the storyline where he becomes the Panther, but it’s still another evil twin after IRON MAN, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, and ANT-MAN. 
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The character of M'Baku is in this film, they just don't call him Man-Ape.

Rather than abandon one of Black Panther’s most famous antagonists, Marvel Studios decided to rescue M’Baku. The character is a hard-bitten, ruthless warrior, but as played by actor Winston Duke (Person of Interest) he also has dignity and strength. Not that this makes him a nice guy

And in a fictional culture where leaders take on the symbols of native animals (like the panther), his tribe’s affinity for the gorilla is regarded as something noble — not cringeworthy.

Still, the filmmakers felt that “Man-Ape” would never be an easy name for newcomers to accept.

“We don’t call him Man-Ape,” executive producer Nate Moore told EW during our set visit. “We do call him M’Baku.”

The problem was self-evident. “Having a black character dress up as an ape, I think there’s a lot of racial implications that don’t sit well, if done wrong,” said Moore. “But the idea that they worship the gorilla gods is interesting because it’s a movie about the Black Panther who, himself, is a sort of deity in his own right.”

http://ew.com/movies/2017/07/13/black-panther-mbaku-man-ape- issue/

In a sort-of spoiler, Winston Duke has revealed that in addition to the BP movie, he is set to make an appearance in INFINITY WAR 
So we know he at least will survive the events in Black Panther. 

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Wow, it's great they figured it out. I'm genuinely impressed they put some thought into it and figured out a way to still use the character.
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I'm genuinely impressed they put some thought into it and figured out a way to still use the character.

That's one of the benefits to hiring some Black people to work behind the camera as well as in front of it. 


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http://collider.com/black-panther-character-posters-chadwick -boseman-lupita-nyongo/
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Take ALL my money!
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