Black Panther Will Link To Avengers: Infinity War

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Marvel's Black Panther is still well-over two years away from its release and at this point very little is known about the film.

We know that its titular hero will make his debut in Captain America: Civil War, with Chadwick Boseman playing T'Challa and Black Panther will be the final film of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe before the grand Infinity War finale begins. Other than that, it's either a secret or it's undecided.

Marvel Studios head, Kevin Feige, recently shared some new details about the film. "This one is important," Feige tells Empire of Black Panther. "Not only do you get an unbelievable lead character, but you also get all of Wakanda which is a whole new setting and culture to explore.”

Despite the cast being unannounced and/or undecided, Feige assures it will be "primarily African-American." That will be another step in the diversity direction for Marvel films, which have become known for having white male actors front and center (often times named 'Chris'). Earlier this year, the announcement of Ant-Man and The Wasp marked Evangeline Lilly's Hope Van Dyne as the first heroine to be named in a Marvel Studios film's title.

Of course, we're also wondering how Black Panther will effect the grand scheme of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's story leading into Infinity War. "It's a big geo-political action adventure that focuses on the family and royal struggle of T'Challa in Wakanda, and what is means to be a king," says Fiege. "T'Challa's story is very important to us as it links to the next Avengers films, which is why we brought it forward.”

Black Panther is slated for release February 16, 2018. Its titular hero will debut in Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016.

(via CBM)

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  1. Man, I wish he ran the TV division as well. They need to get on the same page. Perlmutter has to go.

    • wheelwork
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    I'm bored with the race/gender dynamic being spotlighted . When I think 'Black Panther' I think super-cool CB character with a great back story & all the potential as a ensemble hero. Same thing with 'Wasp'. Can't we just dig these CB SH's and forget about the obvious? Anyhow, pumped to see BP do his thing!

  2. wheelwork said ... (original post)

    I'm bored with the race/gender dynamic being spotlighted .When I think 'Black Panther' I think super-cool CB character with a great back story & all the potential as a ensemble hero. Same thing with 'Wasp'. Can't we just dig these CB SH's and forget about the obvious?Anyhow, pumped to see BP do his thing!

    What is wrong with you? No seriously, what is so screwed up with you? "Forget the obvious?" It's people like you who make me sick. You're just ignorant and don't understand. Different cultures and races just don't have the representation they should in today's media, and having a mostly African American cast is great, especially for the character and  film. Please try to understand.

  3. wheelwork said ... (original post)

    I'm bored with the race/gender dynamic being spotlighted .When I think 'Black Panther' I think super-cool CB character with a great back story & all the potential as a ensemble hero. Same thing with 'Wasp'. Can't we just dig these CB SH's and forget about the obvious?Anyhow, pumped to see BP do his thing!

    Another dynamic is that of the female population, and even though she has to share the spotlight with freaking ant man, (and I love ant man) it's still a great first step in diversity.

  4. UncleJesse said ... (original post)

    Man, I wish he ran the TV division as well. They need to get on the same page. Perlmutter has to go.

    Dude, Luke Cages cast is diverse as hell, one white person (tho sadly it's a guy) two Hispanic cast members, and the rest is African American.

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