Chadwick Boseman Is Black Panther, Marvel Pegs Stand-Alone Film For 2017


Following DC’s extensive announcement a fortnight ago, Marvel took to the stage at the El Capitan Theatre today to unveil some tantalizing details for phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With all-new films now confirmed for the likes of Inhumans and Captain Marvel, fans were left reeling in excitement as the studio mapped out its release schedule all the way up until 2019. And one of those newcomers that was thrust into the limelight at today’s event was T’Challa himself, Black Panther.

In accordance with previous reports, we learned that 42 and Get On Up star Chadwick Boseman will fill the role of the titular character. Furthermore, we heard that a Black Panther Easter Egg will be included within Avengers: Age of Ultron — as a post-credits sting, we assume — which aligns quite nicely with the report of the sequel filming scenes in South Africa.

For the uninitiated, Black Panther is the leader of an African nation known as Wakanda. Not only does the character boast a variety of superhuman abilities such as agility, speed, and overpowered senses, but T’Challa is also a renown intellect, making him the perfect fit for the ensemble pieces when the time arrives.

Black Panther will release in theaters on November 3rd, 2017, and Kevin Feige revealed that the character will be teased in Joss Whedon’s upcoming sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron. So, Marvelities, you know the drill by now: don’t leave the theater until the very end of the credits. While we wait to hear more information about Boseman’s role in the stand-alone production, you can feast your eyes on the rather wonderful concept art below.