"They've learned that Marvel Studios asked for permission to use an AC Transit bus logo from the '90s for their upcoming movie. On Wednesday, according to agency spokesman Robert Lyles, the transit agency’s governing board approved Marvel's request.
"In one scene, the film’s protagonist has a flashback to 1990, while he was a student at Saint Mary’s College High School in Berkeley," Easty Bay Time reports. "And of course, he’s a daily AC Transit commuter. Cue the 1990s-era bus for the appropriate establishing shot."
Since filming is currently taking place in Atlanta, Georgia and AC Transit is based in Oakland, "the film crew plans to rent a vintage bus specific to the era and paint it with AC Transit’s logo" instead of towing an authenthic one across the country.
Furthermore, the bus won't explode — even if it goes below 50 miles-an-hour.
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Black Panther has been an important character in the Marvel universe for 50 years. He is the king of the technologically-advanced nation of Wakanda, and Panther has served as a member of the Avengers in addition to his many solo adventures.
The cast features Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War) as T’Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan (Fantastic Four) as Erik Killmonger, Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as Okoye, Lupita Nyong’o (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Nakia, Angela Bassett (Green Lantern) as Ramonda, T'Challa's mother, and Forest Whitaker (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Zuri. It also includes Daniel Kaluuya (Black Mirror) as W’Kabi, Winston Duke (Person of Interest) as M’Baku, Florence Kasumba (Captain America: Civil War) as Ayo, Letitia Wright (Doctor Who) as Serita, and Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O.J. Simpson) as N’Jobu.
The film is being directed and co-written by Creed and Fruitvale Station filmmaker, Ryan Coogler, and production is expected to get underway this January.
Black Panther will slash into theaters on February 16, 2018.