Marvel Studios has announced that production has begun on Black Panther, which is shooting concurrently with Avengers: Infinity War. Creed director, Ryan Coogler is directing Chadwick “best thing in Gods of Egypt” Boseman, who stars as the titular African king.
And we have a new official synopsis!
“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 boasts an absolutely killer cast, with Boseman being joined by Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Fruitvale Station), Lupita Nyong’o (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 12 Years a Slave), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock), Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario), Angela Bassett (What’s Love Got To Do With It?) Forest Whitaker (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Butler), and Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), plus Letitia Wright (Urban Hymn, Glasgow Girls), Winston Duke (Person of Interest, Modern Family), Florence Kasumba (Captain America: Civil War, Emerald City), Sterling K. Brown (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) and John Kani (Captain America: Civil War, Coriolanus). Kani’s character was, of course, killed in Captain America: Civil War, so expect a flashback – we would pay cash money to see him in the Panther suit.
Black Panther is set for a February 2018 release.