Donald Glover is a man of many talents, and recently the actor/director/artist/all-around dope guy used his skills to help finesse the Black Panther script.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Atlanta star explained exactly how he contributed to the movie. Unsurprisingly, he made the jokes even funnier:
“[Director] Ryan [Coogler] was gracious enough to be like, 'Will you take a look at this script?' Which was really cool. Marvel locks things down, so we had not as much time as I would've wanted. We had a couple of hours to punch up some jokes and stuff like that. It was already there anyway. They had already done a great job, so it was really cool to just get our fingerprints on there a bit.”
Hmm, I wonder if he had anything to do with that epic "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" one-liner?
Coogler previously revealed Glover, who received a thank-you credit in Black Panther along with younger brother Stephen, assisted him with the script. "Donald and Stephen actually gave me notes on a draft," he told Collider. "They came in and read the draft. Right before we started the shoot, and they had some cool insight."
"It wasn't that kind of a thing where it was 'change this, change that,'" Coogler continued in response to if he made any changes based on the Glovers' insight. "We were looking at ways to add a few more character things with specifically Shuri, where she pokes fun at her brother. Donald's one of the funniest people that I know, so he had some interesting ideas, and Stephen's crazy talented as well."
Black Panther grossed an impressive $242 million domestically and $427 million worldwide and counting.
Speaking of movies, Glover will star in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story as the young Lando Calrissian. “It's just a lot more fun. All the Star Wars are fun, but [with] this movie, we know what's gonna happen … we know they're not gonna die," he told ET of the new installment.
"We know what happens, but how we get there is the crux of it, so we're allowed to have a lot more fun than in the other movies, where you have to deal with a lot of lineage and what's going to happen. I think this movie's just a fun, summer film. I'm really excited about it."
Before Solo arrives on May 25, Glover and the rest of his crew will be back for the March 1 premiere of FX's Atlanta: Robbin’ Season.