Kevin Feige Describes Black Panther as a "Geopolitical Action Adventure," Teases Links to Infinity War

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 - 1:18PM
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Wednesday, 30 December 2015 - 1:18PM
Kevin Feige Describes Black Panther as a "Geopolitical Action Adventure," Teases Links to Infinity War
We'll first see Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, but we're still dying to learn more about T'Challa's standalone movie, which will be the last phase 3 movie before the two-parter Avengers: Infinity War. Now, we have our first description of the film, along with some tantalizing teases about links to Infinity War.
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"This one is important," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told Empire (via CBM). "Not only do you get an unbelievable lead character, but you also get all of Wakanda which is a whole new setting and culture to explore."
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Feige stated that the film will have a "primarily African-American cast," which will not only add some much-needed diversity to the MCU, but will remain true to the comics' version of the African society of Wakanda. He also specified which genre Black Panther falls into, calling it a "geopolitical action adventure":

Opening quote
"It's a big geo-political action adventure that focuses on the family and royal struggle of T'Challa in Wakanda, and what is means to be a king," said Feige. "T'Challa's story is very important to us as it links to the next Avengers films, which is why we brought it forward."
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It's exciting to see that Marvel standalone films are continuing their trend of adhering to a particular film genre in addition to the generic superhero genre (Ant-Man was a heist film, Captain America: Winter Solider was a political conspiracy thriller, etc.)

It's also encouraging to see that Feige and the rest of Marvel are prioritizing the film, as it has the potential to be great. T'Challa is a great character, Boseman's acting in works such as 42 and Get on Up has been widely praised, and director Ryan Coogler has more than proven himself with sensitive and exciting films like Fruitvale Station and Creed. 

Black Panther is slated to hit theaters on February 16, 2018.
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