Marvel announced the start of production for Black Panther, which is shooting simultaneously with Avengers: Infinity War. A film that will see Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War) reprise his role as the Wakandan King T’Challa. Black Panther has an all-new synopsis that gives us a better idea at what will occur during the film. Check out the official synopsis below:
“Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.”
There are a few new details about the film, including the fact that Black Panther will feature Captain America and The Winter Soldier, Bucky Barnes. The synopsis goes on to say that what conflict will rise during the film. This most-certainly hints at Kilmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan.
The full cast announcement was also released, confirming earlier reports that Andy Serkis would return for this film too:
Chadwick Boseman (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on Up”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “12 Years a Slave”), Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead,” upcoming “All Eyez on Me”), Martin Freeman (“Hobbit” trilogy, “Sherlock”), Daniel Kaluuya (upcoming “Get Out,” “Sicario”), with Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “London Has Fallen”), with Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”), and Andy Serkis (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), Letitia Wright (“Urban Hymn,” “Glasgow Girls”), Winston Duke (“Person of Interest, “Modern Family”), Florence Kasumba (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Emerald City”), Sterling K. Brown (“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) and John Kani (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Coriolanus”).
Black Panther is shooting for a release date on February 16, 2018.
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