Age of Ultron has been and gone, you’ve seen Ant-Man, and let’s face it, Marvel’s Phase 2 was awesome, but what’s next? In this series we’re going to take a look at what we currently know about each of the films in Marvel’s Phase 3, discussing what we know from the comics, the already existing films, and of course a bit of speculation. So let’s get right into it, discussing everything we know about Marvel’s Black Panther.
Black Panther promises to be very different from everything we’ve seen so far in the MCU, and in superhero films in general. Black Panther is an extremely skilled fighter with superhuman strength, speed and agility, but that’s not the unique part of this film. It’s going to take place mainly in the fictional African nation of Wakanda (which was briefly mentioned in Age of Ultron), of which the title character, also known as T’Challa, is the ruling monarch. He gets these powers through a mystical connection to the ‘Panther Gods’, although I’m not sure the film will go down this route.
Black Panther is also not only T’Challa’s superhero name, but it’s a mantle that’s passed down through generations from some 10,000 years. Wakanda is not only a nation with mystical beliefs, it’s also one of the most technologically advanced countries in the Marvel world.
In the comics
Black Panther has been a member of the Avengers multiple times. Due to his intelligence, status, and generally the respect characters have for him in the comics, he’s also been a part of the Illuminati, a secret society made up of the greatest minds in the world. One of the biggest things to happen to Black Panther was his marriage to Ororo Munroe, or Storm from the X-Men. He’s also extremely rich, and has a suit equipped with advanced technology, and even vibranium, which is the metal Captain America’s shield is made out of.
Who’s in it?
Very little information on this so far. Chadwick Boseman has signed on to play Black Panther himself, and expect to see Andy Serkis to reprise his role as Ulysses Klaw, as seen in Age of Ultron. Other than this, not much has been announced.
What to expect
Black Panther punches and kicks even faster and harder than Captain America, so the action here should be fast, furious, and as brutal as something marketed to kids can be. We should also see some cool gadgets and technology, so there’s going to be a lot of variety in the action.
Which upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film are you most looking forward to? And don’t forget to check out the rest of our series on Marvel’s Phase 3.
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