The filming for Black Panther is currently underway with T'Challa's first live action solo film set to hit theatres just under a year from now. It's the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to feature an African-American lead in Chadwick Boseman. Boseman is joined by some of Hollywood's most influential actors in the industry today, including Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, and Daniel Kaluuya.
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During a recent break in filming, some of the movie's stars took part in one of the latest internet fads — the Get Out Challenge. For those not up to date on their internet memes and viral videos, the Get Out Challenge started up after Jordan Peele's directorial debut, Get Out, hit movie theatres worldwide.
In the movie, which happens to be a psychological thriller (not really up Peele's alley of sketch comedy), there's a scene in which one of the characters — Walter (Marcus Henderson) — is seen running straight towards Chris, played by Kaluuya, before suddenly veering off to the side before impact. For those that are fans of football, you could say Walter ran one hell of a post route.
In an Instagram video posted by Nyong'o, many of the cast and crew of Black Panther can be seen participating in the "challenge." Check out the video below.
Black Panther follows T'Challa who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
The film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira , Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. Additional cast members include Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Sterling K. Brown, and John Kani.
Ryan Coogler directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole.
Black Panther arrives in theaters on February 16, 2018.