Black Panther Gets A Scribe

Mark Bailey has been hired to pen a script based on Marvel Comics’ “Black Panther” reports Heat Vision.

The Black Panther was the first modern African-American superhero. Created in 1966, he uses a heart-shaped herb that grants the person who consumes it enhanced strength, agility, and perception.

The project has a long development history, Wesley Snipes was attached at one point while Djimon Hounsou is voicing the character in an upcoming animated mini-series.

Bailey recently adapted Monte Reel’s non-fiction book “The Last of the Tribe”, a project that “The Bourne Identity” helmet Doug Liman was attached to last summer. No word on scheduling, though it’ll likely be well after the release of “The Avengers” in 2012 and “Iron Man 3” in 2013.