Black Panther Concept Art For Marvel's Captain America: Civil War

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Conceptual artist Jerad S. Marantz has released some of his Captain America: Civil War concept art, which feature variations of Black Panther's (played by Chadwick Boseman) superhero suit.

"I had the honor of doing some early passes on the Black Panther while working in-house at Marvel with their amazing Visual Development team," wrote Marantz. "It was a great project and ended up being one of my favorite Marvel Movies."

Check out Marantz's Black Panther artwork in the album below.

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“The concept for the Black Panther costume came from Marvel's visual development. Ryan Mynerding, their head of visual development, and I worked very closely to try to get this costume realized," Judiaanna Makovsky, Captain America: Civil War costume designer, told Tyranny of Style. "It has many patterns intertwined, particularly etched into the helmet, hands and feet.

"The suit itself had to be very malleable and flexible, but still look like it has vibranium woven into it. The actor needed to have very feline movement so to find a fabric that would convey that was a challenge. It is made up of a stretch with three different interwoven textures as well as molded pieces. The hardest part was getting the suit to not be bulky and reflect the body of a gymnast instead of a big muscular superhero.”

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly-formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity, but after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is now playing in theaters! The Black Panther solo film, being directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler, will slash into theaters on February 16, 2018.