‘Black Panther’ director discusses T’Challa’s transition from ‘Civil War’

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"Black Panther" promotional photo. (Facebook/BlackPantherMovie)

The director of the upcoming Marvel superhero movie, “Black Panther,” has offered his thoughts about how the eponymous new hero will transition from his brief role in the hit “Captain America: Civil War” film to his own blockbuster movie.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler, who says that T’Challa’s (Chadwick Boseman) solo adventures will pick up immediately after the “Civil War.” “You get to see T’Challa at almost from a ground level,” said the filmmaker. “You get to see him and how he is around the people who he loves, how he is when he’s comfortable.”

This will be a contrast to how he appeared in the “Captain America” movie. Fans would remember that when the Black Panther was first introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), he was forced out of his home country in order to avenge the untimely death of his father.

In his upcoming solo film, T’Challa returns to his country, the fictional African nation of Wakanda, and takes the mantle of king following his father’s unfortunate death. He will take on the task of leading his people and stopping those to threaten the peace of his nation.

“The film’s from his perspective and he’s surrounded by people who he loves and cares for,” continued Coogler. “It’s just a much more personal perspective on him. You see him go through the journey of taking on the greatest responsibility that a person can have, the responsibility of leading a country. You see him go through the full weight of that in the film.”

Marvel recently released the final trailer for the film. Based on the previews, “Black Panther” seems to be unlike any other film in the MCU, as it has more fantasy and science fiction elements to it than the usual Marvel superhero movie.

“Black Panther” will be released on cinemas on Feb. 16.