Black Panther set pics confirm the return of a Captain America: Civil War alum

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May 3, 2017, 1:19 PM EDT (Updated)

Filming on Black Panther is currently underway in Atlanta and the first set pics reveal the return of a Captain America: Civil War alum.

Even though the news wasn't officially announced by Marvel Studios, there had been rumblings that Martin Freeman would be joining the cast of Black Panther. The Sherlock actor has now been spotted on director Ryan Coogler's Marvel movie set, confirming that Freeman will indeed be reprising his Civil War role of Everett Ross from the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Joint Counter Terrorist Centre.

In the Marvel comics, Everett Ross worked for the U.S. State Department escorting foreign diplomats on American soil. Ross was assigned to T'Challa, aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), the King of Wakanda, when he came to visit New York City. Considering Ross' long-standing relationship with T’Challa, it shouldn't come as a big surprise that Ross was bound to have a role in Marvel’s Black Panther

The actors were snapped on set wearing civilian closes (no superhero duds yet, you guys) but in one of the pics, Boseman is clearly seen wearing King T'Challa’s regal attire. Also featured in the images below are Danai Gurira as Okoye and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia.

According to the good folks at Comic Book Movie, it would appear they're filming scenes having to do with the United Nations, but it's pretty difficult to make anything out from these pics. Check them out below and let us know what you think. Black Panther will slash its way onto movie theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.

(via Comic Book Movie)