Marvel Studios Releases an Official 'Black Panther' Synopsis

Thursday, 26 January 2017 - 10:12PM
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Thursday, 26 January 2017 - 10:12PM
Marvel Studios Releases an Official 'Black Panther' Synopsis
After spending several months assembling a impressive cast, Marvel Studios announced today that Black Panther has officially began production. Some major plot details on the Ryan Coogler-helmed superhero film were also let out.

As expected, the movie picks up after the events of Captain America: Civil War. And since that film smartly included Black Panther's origin story, his solo film is now free to explore something new. The story of Black Panther will follow T'Challa as he becomes the new leader of the fictional African nation of Wakanda and deals with an "old enemy" who threatens his country. As to what Wakanda will look like, filming will take place in both Atlanta, Georgia and South Korea, which are the only clues we have right now.

The full synopsis is below. It sounds like Marvel's doing another politically-minded superhero movie (similar to The Winter Soldier or Civil War):
Opening quote
"Black Panther" follows T'Challa who, after the events of "Captain America: Civil War," returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
Closing quote


There's a few options right now for who this "old enemy" could be. Michael B. Jordan will play the villainous Killmonger, whose name alone would qualify him for that role. There's Klaw, played by Andy Serkis, who already appeared as "criminal whose arm gets ripped off by Ultron" in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Sterling K. Brown has also been cast as a new character named N'Jobu, known only as a figure from T'Challa's past (but no word on whether he's good or evil).

Chadwick Boseman will star as T'Challa, and besides the names listed above, the cast will also include Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Forest Whitaker, Danai Gurira, and Angela Bassett. While Black Panther seems unlikely to appear in any MCU films this year (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok), we're sure he'll get a post-credits scene in at least one of them. Otherwise, we may have to rely on trailers to get us through 2017.

via GIPHY



Black Panther comes out February 16, 2018.

Image: Marvel Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
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