Andy Serkis And Martin Freeman Officially Locked In For Black Panther As Marvel Rolls Out New Synopsis

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Looks like those early reports were on point – Marvel has officially locked in the Black Panther cast list, confirming both Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis for Ryan Coogler’s standalone movie.

The full, star-studded docket is accompanied by the movie’s updated synopsis, both of which you can find below. Cameras are now rolling ahead of an expected release next year, when Black Panther will stand as Marvel’s final solo movie before Joe and Anthony Russo go from Civil War to Infinity War in time for May 4th, 2018. With Chadwick Boseman leading the charge as T’Challa, Black Panther also stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Rogue One‘s Forest Whitaker, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Sterling K. Brown, and John Kani.

Here’s that aforementioned logline:

“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.

Following its introduction in last year’s Civil War, the cutting-edge nation of Wakanda is set to take center stage in Marvel’s Black Panther, so it shouldn’t be all that surprising that both Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis – two characters with ties to the fictional African nation – are on board to reprise as Everett Ross and Ulysses Klaw, respectively.

The cast list is locked in, the cameras are now rolling – all that’s left now is for Ryan Coogler and Co. to flesh out Black Panther‘s origin story. February 16th, 2018 is the date for your diaries.

Source: Marvel