We don’t know much about Marvel’s Black Panther, since we’re still two years away from the superhero film’s 2018 release date but today Kevin Feige opened up about a few intriguing details we can expect from the movie.
With Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War, I think it’s pretty fair to say we’re excited to learn a bit MOAR about the Black Panther movie. Thankfully, Marvel’s head honcho Kevin Feige was on hand to give a few hints about the importance of the Prince of Wakanda’s very own solo adventure, the last entry in Marvel's Phase Three films before we head into Marvel’s two-part Avengers: Infinity War. Feige told Empire:
“This one is important. Not only do you get an unbelievable lead character, but you also get all of Wakanda which is a whole new setting and culture to explore.”
With the movie taking place in a fictional African kingdom, Feige assures us that Black Panther will boast a “primarily African-American cast.” The Marvel Studios President of Production also explained what the movie will be about and how it’ll fit into the massive Infinity War storyline.
“It's a big geo-political action adventure that focuses on the family and royal struggle of T'Challa in Wakanda, and what is means to be a king. T'Challa's story is very important to us as it links to the next Avengers films, which is why we brought it forward.”
I, for one, am curious to see how the geopolitical plot of Black Panther will somehow lead into the "ermahgerd-the-fate-of-the-whole-wide-universe-hangs-in-the-balance" (and in the hands of Earth's Mightiest Heroes) storyline of Avengers: Infinity War.
Black Panther is set for a Feb. 16, 2018, release while Avengers: Infinity War – Part I will open three months later, on May 4, 2018. In the meanwhile, you can catch up with T'Challa when Captain America: Civil War blasts onto the big screen on May 6, 2016.
(via Comic Book Movie)