We first met Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa in Captain America: Civil War earlier this year, but the fan-favourite hero will return in his own solo outing on February 18th, 2018. That’s a little over one year from now, and according to a new report, Black Panther will head into production in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15th.
Shooting will take place at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios, the new home for the vast majority of Marvel Studios’ movies. It’s unclear whether or not any filming will take place in Africa (Wakanda is a fictional African nation, but scenes being shot in the country would no doubt add some authenticity), but if it does, that hopefully means we’ll get some set photos.
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Black Panther will be Marvel’s first film with a non-white lead, but that’s far from the only reason that the Ryan Coogler-helmed release is so exciting. The supporting cast is made up of names like Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira, and a trip to Wakanda promises to be every bit as unique and refreshing as when we went to Asgard for the first time back in Thor.
Very little has been revealed about the plot up to this point, but we do know that T’Challa will square off with the villainous Erik Killmonger. Many fans also believe that the Winter Soldier will factor into Black Panther after what happened in Captain America: Civil War‘s mid-credits scene, but we’ll just have to wait and see about that.