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Black Panther (film)
Black Panther Theatrical Poster
Director: Ryan Coogler
Writer(s): Joe Robert Cole
Ryan Coogler
Expected Release: February 16, 2018
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Black Panther is the eighteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which follows T'Challa after Captain America: Civil War, when he defends his country from a dangerous enemy. It will be part of Phase 3.


After his father's death, king T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.



In May 2016, it was reported that Lupita Nyong'o is in early talks to star in the film as T'Challa's love interest.[1] Also in May, Michael B. Jordan joined the cast in an undisclosed role, with mention that he may portray the villian of the film.[2]

In June 2016, Michael B. Jordan confirmed that he will appear in the film alongside Lupita Nyong'o.[3]

In September 2016, Winston Duke was cast as M'Baku/Man-Ape.[4] and Andy Serkis was confirmed to reprise his role as Ulysses Klaue.[5]

In October 2016, Forest Whitaker and Daniel Kaluuya were cast as Zuri and W'Kabi, while Florence Kasumba was confirmed to return as Ayo, a member of the Dora Milaje, first introduced in Captain America: Civil War.[6] Also in October, Letitia Wright was cast in an undisclosed role.[7]


Filming began in January 2017 at Pinewood Studios in Fayette County, Georgia.[8][9] Filming is expected to last until June 2017.[10]

Continuity and References to the Marvel Cinematic Universe


  • Long live the king.


  • Mark Bailey was hired to pen a script for the film
  • Kevin Feige said that Black Panther is happening. He has cited the film as one of those he is asked the most about.[11]
  • On several occasions, Stan Lee has stated that a Black Panther film was on Marvel's radar and admitted that the film was in development.
  • Boseman signed a 5-picture deal to portray Black Panther.[12]
  • Actor Wesley Snipes was once attached to play the lead in Black Panther during the 1990s when it was in development at Columbia Pictures.
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Anthony Mackie and Djimon Hounsou who voiced the character in the animated series Black Panther (2010) were considered for the role. Agbaje was cast as Algrim/Kurse in Thor: The Dark World, Mackie was cast as Sam Wilson in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Hounsou was cast as Korath in Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • Director John Singleton was at one point attached to direct a film version of the character, envisioning Chiwetel Ejiofor for the lead.
  • British Actor John Boyega was considered for the role of Black Panther.
  • Ava DuVernay was approached to direct and actually met with Marvel Studio's head Kevin Feige and star Chadwick Boseman, but their visions on the movie didn't come together.
  • Ryan Coogler signed on direct Black Panther in early December 2015.
  • This is the third collaboration between Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan after Fruitvale Station and Creed.
  • The fighting in this film will be based on the African-born martial art of capoeira.
  • Raw Leiba was considering for the role of Erik Killmonger.
  • Lupita Nyong'o confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con that the film will have two villains, involve the C.I.A., and Dora Milage.
  • At one point, F. Gary Gray was in talks to direct.
  • Lupita Nyong'o is the fifth cast member from the Star Wars franchise to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Andy Serkis portrays Ulysses Klaue, Benicio del Toro portrays Taneleer Tivan, Natalie Portman portrayed Jane Foster in Thor and Thor: The Dark World, and Samuel L. Jackson portrays Nick Fury.
  • Danai Gurira is the third cast member from The Walking Dead television series to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Michael Rooker portays Yondu Udonta, and Jon Bernthal portrays Frank Castle/The Punisher.
  • The name "Wakanda" comes from the Wakamba tribe of Kenya (now renamed Kamba).
  • Michael B. Jordan initially auditioned for the role of Sam Wilson/The Falcon back in 2013 before being cast in this film.


Promotion, Concept Art and Filming



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  1. Lupita Nyong'o in Talks to Star in 'Black Panther' (Exclusive)
  2. Michael B. Jordan Joins Marvel's 'Black Panther' (Exclusive)
  3. Rambling Reporter Gets Random With … Michael B. Jordan
  4. 'Black Panther’ Taps ‘Person of Interest’ Actor Winston Duke to Play M’Baku (EXCLUSIVE)
  5. 'Black Panther’ Hires ‘Person of Interest’ Star Winston Duke as Villain
  6. ROGUE ONE Star Forest Whitaker And Three More Join The Cast Of BLACK PANTHER
  7. 'Black Panther' Adds 'Ready Player One' Actress Letitia Wright
  8. Black Panther Filming In Early 2017; Ryan Coogler Co-Writing
  9. Doctor Strange IMAX Preview Teases a Marvel Cinematic Multiverse
  10. Comic-Con: Kevin Feige, Directors and Stars on the Marvel Cinematic Universe
  11. IGN on YouTube: Marvel Head Says Fans Want Black Panther and Captain Marvel
  12. BLACK PANTHER: How Many Movies Has Chadwick Boseman Signed On For With Marvel?
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Phase 1 Iron Man | The Incredible Hulk | Iron Man 2 | Thor | Captain America: The First Avenger | The Avengers
Phase 2 Iron Man 3 | Thor: The Dark World | Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Guardians of the Galaxy
Avengers: Age of Ultron | Ant-Man
Phase 3 Captain America: Civil War | Doctor Strange | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | Spider-Man: Homecoming
Thor: Ragnarok | Black Panther | Avengers: Infinity War | Captain Marvel | Avengers 4
One-Shots The Consultant | A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer | Item 47 | Agent Carter
All Hail the King
TV Shows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Agent Carter
Netflix Series Daredevil | Jessica Jones | Luke Cage | Iron Fist | The Defenders | The Punisher
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