Here's how Black Panther could fit into Captain America: Civil War

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May 18, 2015

Some rather interesting info regarding how Black Panther's story arc could possibly fit into Captain America: Civil War has emerged. But before we all go further and read on, I need to warn you that there are POSSIBLE MOVIE SPOILERS BELOW. Also, this is a rumor, so grain of salt.

Now, the intel comes from none other than frequent-scooper extraordinaire Umberto Gonzalez, who had this interesting tidbit to say about T'Challa's (Chadwick Boseman) reasons for getting involved in Avengers 2.5 Civil War. Gonzalez posted this on his new Heroic Hollywood Instagram account:

In #CaptainAmerica #CivilWar, the #BlackPanther is on the hunt for #TheWinterSoldier. Can you guess why?

Now, that's intriguing. As you guys will recall, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and his current best buddy Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) are already on the hunt for Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) at the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the search is still ongoing (as we learned) in Avengers: Age of Ultron -- although Cap and Falcon's ongoing search for Bucky is only mentioned in passing.

According to our colleague over at Geek Tyrant, there are currently a lot of fan speculations that suggest Black Panther is also looking for Cap's former BFF because he may have assassinated his father, King T'Chaka, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is plausible since Bucky was turned into a badass assassin by Hydra, and dude spilled a lot of blood in his prolific decades-old career. However, in the comic books, Black Panther's dad was actually murdered by Ulysses Klaw (Andy Serkis), the Marvel supervillain introduced in Age of Ultron. Will the MCU change that part of the Wakanda storyline? That'll remain to be seen.

Which theory do you guys think has the most merit? Remember, it doesn't mean it's either one of those; there could be plenty more reasons why the prince of Wakanda is on the hunt for the Winter Soldier -- if the rumor is true.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Captain America: Civil War is set to hit theaters on May 6, 2016.

(via Geek Tyrant)

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