It’s been just over a week now and Captain America: Civil War is doing amazing. Already having beat out its predecessor in global box office, the third installment of the Captain America trilogy has not only become possibly my favorite Marvel film, but the jumping off point for a little bit of awesomeness called Black Panther. The first African superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, T’Challa has won the public’s heart and intrigue because of his amazing performance in Civil War. Now in a post Civil War world (unless you haven’t seen it yet) we are all left to wonder about what will likely be the Wakandan royal’s next outing in the MCU, the Black Panther standalone movie set to come out in less than 2 years.
In just the last few days we have been getting a lot of information on the coming solo movie, some of that info including the casting of the Oscar-winning Kenyan Actress Lupita Nyong’o and soon to be superstar Michael B. Jordan. In a recent episode of the Empite Film Podcast, Feige addressed this movie’s astounding cast, saying “That will be amongst the best ensembles we’ve ever had and 90% of the cast is either African or African-American.”
So I was seeing a bit of a pattern. Although we still haven’t gotten much on the movie’s plot, this does give us a few hints. At this point it wouldn’t be wrong of us to assume that this movie is largely set in the Black Panther’s home country, Wakanda. This is something I am very interesing in seeing, for reasons I won’t address at moment (spoilers). But this is gonna be an amazing opportunity I’m sure for so many talented but unknown black actors and actresses. Maybe we’ll find the Idris Elba. Fingers crossed we get that lucky.
The Black Panther solo movie comes to theaters February 18th, 2018, but you can get your first glimpse of him in Captain America: Civil War right now.