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'Black Panther' may get theme park


IANS Los Angeles
Disney CEO Bob Iger has hinted at a "Black Panther" themed park.
Iger said at a conference here that there's a one-hour line to meet the "Black Panther" walkaround character at Disneyland, reports
Speaking on a theme park, he said: "We haven't had a chance to build a ride. Though I'm sure there are people who are working on it."
Iger said Disney has $11 billion franchises, so many that "we are competing with ourselves", and the film "Black Panther" should make the 12th.
"I pretty much guarantee that this coming Halloween and even Christmas, you know you'll be seeing a lot of Black Panther merchandise," said Iger.
"Black Panther" is among the first films by the house of Marvel Studios which predominantly has a black cast and also shows a number of strong women of substance who work as the protagonist T'Challa's (Chadwick Boseman) allies.
Set shortly after "Captain America: Civil War", "Black Panther" shows T'Challa returning home to the isolated, technologically-advanced African nation of Wakanda to become king.
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, "Black Panther" also features Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B Jordon, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Forest Whittaker and Martin Freeman, among others.

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First Published: Feb 27 2018 | 3:26 PM IST

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