Black Panther – The Black Superhero
Inspired by the comic books of the same name, And by saying he is the first of the current generation, we are saying that he is the first in the MCU, thus leaving aside the awesome Blade movies (yes, the first two ones).
And speaking of Blade, we can say that there have been plans to bring the Wakandan king on the big screens, since the early ‘90’s. And Wesley Snipes was the first one to express his interest in this Marvel property.
Obviously, he didn’t do it, even if he continuously said otherwise, from 1992 until 2006. So it has been a long wait for the fans of the superhero. But now it is finally happening: in October 2014, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced that the movie will be released on the 3rd of November 2017, with the relatively unknown Chadwick Boseman (42, Get On Up) set to star in the lead role.
But then February arrived. Marvel and Sony announced that they sealed a deal on Spider-Man. And thus the final release date for Black Panther became the 6th of July 2018. Hopefully, there won’t be any other delays.
As far as the character himself is concerned, the fans won’t have to wait until 2018 to see him on the big screens. At the same event from 2014, when the Marvel Phase III movies were announced, Chadwick Boseman appeared on the stage alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. We don’t know if the coming of Spider-Man has changed anything, but Black Panther is also set to appear in 2016 in Captain America: Civil War.
Obviously, there is nothing known at this moment about the plot of the movie, who is still 3 years away from release. Kevin Feige said that he will start meeting potential directors after the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, with Mark Bailey already set to pen the script (he is known for writing quite a few documentaries).
But there is still some other actor, besides Chadwick Boseman, about whom we can expect to appear in Black Panther. And that is Andy Serkis, who also made an appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron, as Ulysses Klaue. The fans of the Wakandan superhero certainly suspect that he will reprise his role in 2018, when he will have become the supervillain Klaw, known in the comics as one of the primary enemies of Black Panther.
These being said, it can also be expected for the movie to actually take place in the fictional nation of Wakanda. This African country, the source of all the Vibranium on Earth, was hinted at a few times in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Furthermore, as some recently released concept art revealed, the mines of Wakanda were also supposed to be featured in this year’s superhero extravaganza.
All in all, a short (and unofficial) synopsis says that T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman’s character before becoming Black Panther) is a prince who must discover who killed his father, King T’Chaka. Obviously, rumors began to spread, saying that it is either Klaw that kills the king, either the Winter Soldier, who has already done it before the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
As said, these are just rumors. What is precisely known is that a main actor has been found already and that the script will be written by a 2 times Primetime Emmy nominated writer.
Black Panther Release Date
Black Panther will be released on the 6th of July 2018 (at this moment, there is no other contender known for the first place at the box office during that week).