Variety is reporting that Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther movie has drafted up plans for a suitably huge chase sequence in Busan, South Korea.
Citing sources from within local production company Mr. Romance Film, the report claims said sequence is a thrilling car chase scene involving the protagonist (Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa) and the villain (Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger, perhaps?). More than 700 extras will populate the scene, with Variety going on to note that “helicopter(s) and guns (firing blanks)” will also feature.
Darrin Prescott, second unit director on Marvel’s Black Panther, reportedly approached the Powers That Be about using the fishing port of Busan as a potential shooting location last year, and the rest is history. Thanks to the likes of Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange, the MCU is beginning to incorporate scores of international locations, and it’s refreshing to learn that Coogler’s Black Panther film won’t be limited to the cutting-edge nation of Wakanda.
Also on board alongside Boseman and Michael B. Jordan are Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis, not to mention 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.
Filming is officially underway on Marvel’s Black Panther ahead of its release on February 16th, 2018. As things stand, Coogler’s origin story is the final standalone pic to open before the advent of Avengers: Infinity War. Look for that one to grace theaters on May 4th of 2018, before the fourth, as-yet-untitled Avengers movie debuts in 2019.
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.