If you’re one of the seven people who hasn’t seen Captain America: Civil War (I’m not judging, I had to find time as well), I will put it as simply as I possibly can. Black Panther tore the screen up. And now T’Challa, king of Wakanda is about to go from unknown to those not familiar with comics, to a household name as his solo film ramps up.
It gets better too because casting is right on track. Not only has it been stated that 90% of the cast is going to be African or African American – a must considering the fictional Wakanda’s African setting – but two high profile stars have joined the cast.
Joining Chadwick Boseman (reprising his role as T’challa/Black Panther) is Michael B. Jordan as he teams up with his Creed and Fruitvale Station director again in Ryan Coogler. His role at this time is unspecified.
It’s worth noting that Jordan is now the second actor to have played The Human Torch in a Fantastic Four movie who is crossing over to the MCU. The first of course being Chris Evans.
The second star is Lupita Nyong’o, who tore our hearts out in 12 Years a Slave and voiced new addition to the Star Wars franchise, Maz Kanata in The Force Awakens. She is rumoured to play T’Challa’s love interest.
Filming on Black Panther is set to begin in early 2017 with a release date of February 16, 2018.