|Black Panther (2017) - T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman)|
We talked about how it seemed DC has more diversity in it's movie schedule with Cyborg in 2020, but then, Marvel trumped them. The next superhero movie to star an African-American actor will be Black Panther in 2017.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige described Black Panther saying, "He's a bit of a prince, he may even become a bit of a king, but it's all about how this isolationist country meets the world. Maybe it goes well, maybe it doesn't."
Chadwick Boseman joined Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans on stage and said T'Challa "is kind of his own guy. I'm blessed to be a part of this Marvel Universe, to work with you both, and to make magic together." Feige said, "With Black Panther, what our little song and dance at the end was meant to signify, and I’ll just clarify it for you: he is definitively a big part of Civil War. We will meet him for the first time in Civil War, in costume." Boseman is best known for portraying Jackie Robinson in the 2013 film 42 and James Brown in 2014's Get On Up.
Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa, an African leader of the fictional country of Wakanda. He has enhanced senses, strength and speed and an arsenal of weapons based around "vibranium" technology. Wakanda itself is highly advanced and boasts sophisticated technology. According to Kevin Feige, Black Panther as a large part of Captain America: Civil War the next film in the Captain America series. Black Panther is the first mainstream Black superhero and was a member of the Avengers.
In other news, Captain Marvel will be coming out in July 6, 2018 and introduces the first female-led superhero film from Marvel Studios. Carol Danvers was given superpowers by the Kree and has superhuman strength, speed, stamina, and durability the ability to absorb and project energy and can fly.
Here’s the official Marvel Press release:
Fans have clamored to see Black Panther make the jump to the big screen in his own solo adventure, and come November 3, 2017 they’ll get just that!
As part of his presentation of the full slate for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has announced that Chadwick Boseman will bring the Black Panther to life beginning with his role in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” in theaters May 6, 2016, before starring in his own solo film, Marvel’s “Black Panther,” on November 3, 2017.
“I’m blessed to be a part of this Marvel Universe, and to work with you both, and I look forward to making magic together,” Boseman said after taking the stage with both Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man) and Chris Evans (Captain America).
“Black Panther and all of Wakanda is one of the most interesting characters in Marvel history,” remarked Feige. “Something I already showed you today contains an Easter egg that leads directly into ‘Black Panther.’ He’s a bit of a prince, he may even become a bit of a king, but it’s all about how this isolationist country meets the world. Maybe it goes well, maybe it doesn’t.”
Plus, we’ve got your first peak at the Panther’s look with some special production concept art by Ryan Meinerding, which fans attending the Phase 3 event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood received as a special poster giveaway!
Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Black Panther” and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it develops!
Here are the new movies coming up:
- "Captain America: Civil War" (May 6, 2016)
- "Doctor Strange" (Nov. 4, 2016)
- "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" (May 5, 2017)
- "Thor: Ragnarok" (July 27, 2017)
- "Black Panther" (Nov. 3, 2017)
- "Marvel's The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1" (May 4, 2018)
- "Captain Marvel" (July 6, 2018)
- "Inhumans" (Nov. 2, 2018)
- "Marvel's The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2" (May 3, 2019)
We couldn't be more excited about this news and are headed to Wakanda in two years!
What do you think of the upcoming movies? Are you excited to see Black Panther on the big screen?
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