In less than a month the world is going to be properly introduced to the first live-action version of T’Challa / Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War. Chadwick Boseman (42) is set in the role, and once he debuts in Civil War, we can expect him to star in his own solo film, which – if there’s no more delays – should be in theaters by February 2018.
We’re unsure what will be happening in the film, but it’s set almost two years after Civil War, so a lot of time will have passed after the catastrophic happenings in that film. What we do know about Black Panther – Courtesy of Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige – is that the movie “is a very sweeping sort of geopolitical movie, set within the wonder of Wakanda and the action of the Panther.”
So the film is going to take place in Wakanda, respectfully. This fictional African national is incredibly advanced and sometimes makes the rest of the world look barbaric in the comics, so it’ll be interesting to see how directer and now co-writer Ryan Coogler (Creed) helps bring the nation to life in an adaptation that does the comics justice.
Filming is scheduled to release very early in 2017, and Feige confirms that we can expect more information and casting announcements for the film by the end of summer.
Black Panther is scheduled to release on February 16, 2018.