It has been known since Marvel’s announcement of their Phase 3 films plans in October that Black Panther will appear on “Captain America: Civil War.”
But it is only recently that Marvel President Kevin Feige has given more details on what specific role the character will play in the upcoming summer movie.
During the promotion of “Ant-Man,” Birth Movies Death asked Feige why they would introduce Black Panther in Civil War and not in his solo film, “The reason we introduced him in Civil War is because we needed a third party. We needed fresh eyes who wasn’t embedded with the Avengers and who has a very different point of view than either Tony or Steve. We said, ‘We need somebody like Black Panther… why don’t we just use Black Panther?’ That’s how it went in the development process,” he answered.
Black Panther with alter ego T’Challa, is a monarch and African leader of Wakanda, a scientifically advanced place where vibranium, one of the materials used in creating Vision in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” can be found.
Feige hinted that T’Challa together with his father T’Chaka, are in the process of making a decision that will set things in motion for Black Panther to become involved between Captain America and Iron Man, “Today, pre-Civil War, post-Ultron I think he and his father are saying, ‘A bunch of vibranium just got out of here and wreaked a lot of havoc. Maybe we can’t stay behind these borders anymore, maybe we have to stick our heads out and make at least an attempt to be a part of the rest of the world right now, while at the same time protecting our people.’ That’s sort of where we meet him in Civil War,” Feige said.
T’Challa will be played by actor Chadwick Boseman. Some speculations suggest that the studio may also be looking for an actor to play T’Chaka and according to Screen Rant, one of the fan favorites is actor Ernie Hudson.
Black Panther’s movie is slated for release on July 2018.