Ahead of the character’s first solo film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Black Panther made his debut in Captain America: Civil War. In that movie, his father was killed and T’Challa had to assume the throne and become the King of Wakanda.
Fans might be wondering where the new movie will pick up considering we’ve only heard murmurs about the isolated African nation in movies like Age of Ultron and Civil War, and now it will be featured front and center.
“Because I lost my father in Civil War, you pick up with the unrest of Wakanda because of that and T’Challa trying to take on the throne,” Boseman said. “Some of Wakanda is not necessarily cool with that.”
T’Challa won’t have a lot of time to settle the unrest in his nation given the nature of Avengers: Infinity War being a global affair. Wakanda is sure to be embroiled in the battle against Thanos — as evidenced by the teaser shown at D23 and SDCC — and he’ll have to unify his people in order to stand a chance against the invading alien force.
Black Panther is set to premiere February 16, 2018.
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Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler from a screenplay by Coogler and Joe Robert Cole. Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa / Black Panther alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.