Donald And Stephen Glover Gave Ryan Coogler Notes On 'Black Panther' Script
Donald Glover is a busy man but not too busy to where he couldn’t offer some notes to Ryan Coogler for Black Panther.
Speaking with Collider, Coogler spoke on how Donald and his brother Stephen offered him notes on an early draft of the film, after interviewer Steve Weintraub noticed that the brothers were thanked in the credits.
“They had some cool insight,” Coogler said in a video interview. “Donald’s one of the funniest people that I know.”
In a recent interview with Esquire, Glover spoke about the second season of Atlanta, his role as Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story movie, making art specifically for black people, and feeling like Tupac.
In regards to Atlanta, Glover said that he looked to A Tribe Called Quest‘s Q-Tip in regards to wanting the second season be better than the first.
“I tried to do the Q-Tip take on it,” Glover said. “After their first album, he was like, ‘I’m kicking this sophomore-slump shit in the ass.'”
“I know season two of Atlanta is something because it makes me nervous,” Glover added.
In the story Glover also discussed portraying a young Lando, a character that he first voiced his desire to do when he heard a rumor about the role years ago.
“I told my agent, ‘I wanna be Lando,’ but his agent didn’t like his chances. That was exactly what I needed to hear, Glover told me, because I’m the person who’s not supposed to make it, so much so that I don’t think people recognize where I came from and what I’ve done. At a certain point, it does look easy. I do sometimes look like a Mary Sue. I was like, ‘Oh, okay, cool.’ I studied, I watched the movies a lot, and I killed it, because I was ready.”