Marvel dropped a long awaited bomb naming Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa King of Wakanda AKA The Black Panther.
With all the news coming from DC Comics’ slew of upcoming film projects, Marvel had to unleash something noteworthy, casting the rising star Chadwick Boseman as The Black Panther. The selecting is sending waves throughout the comic book cinematic universe. The news came early Tuesday out of Marvel studios. Bosemen will debut as The Black Panther along side Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. in Captain America: Civil War, on May 6, 2016, while Black Panther follows on November 3, 2017.
First up will be Captain America: Civil War, coming May 6, 2016 and adding Robert Downey Jr. to the mix. (Both he and Chris Evans made a brief appearance at the event; they also figured heavily into a short scene from next summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron shown at the event.) That will be followed on November 4, 2016 by Doctor Strange, though Feige didn’t initially confirm rumors that Benedict Cumberbatch would talk the role: “If it were confirmed, we would have announced it today.” After that comes Guardians of the Galaxy 2, arriving May 5, 2017, earlier than had been previously announced.
And that’s when the big reveals really started to come. Feige announced that Thor: Ragnarok would take the July 28, 2017 date, and that its world-ending subtitle implied major changes for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Coming in November 23 of that year is Black Panther, starring Get On Up standout Chadwick Boseman, with new heroes to come on July 6, 2016, with Captain Marvel and Inhumans on November 2, 2018. Spread amongst those fresh faces will be Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in May 4, 2018, and Part 2 in May 3, 2019. That’s a whole lotta heroes! More to come soon