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Marvel Studios Black Panther Begins Production

This morning Marvel Studios, announced that they have already begun production on their newest film, “Black Panther”. Chadwick Boseman, who made his MCU debut, opposite Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans, in “Captain America: Civil War”. Will reprise his role as Wakanda Prince T’Challa; who is also the African nations superhero and protector, Black Panther.

Following the events Captain America: Civil War, T’Challa, returns to Wakanda to take over his father’s thrown as king. However, when an old enemy reappears, T’Challa finds his position as king and protector tested, when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

As fans of the comics know, Wakanda is a technologically advanced African nation; that produces the world’s strongest medal. It is the same medal that makes Captain Americas nearly indestructible shield, as well as the medal that was used by the technologically advanced supervillain, Ultron. Wakanda also is currently used as the secret holding facility, for “Bucky” Barnes, a.k.a The Winter Soldier. A man so dangerous, that he needed to be frozen, until a cure could be made that would undo all the harm done to him by Hydra.

“Black Panther”, first made his appearance in “Fantastic Four Vol. 1” issue 52, which was published in 1966.  The character know joins the Marvel Studios’ slate of new releases in its Phase 3 commitment to fans. To not only continue the stories of beloved heroes but also introduce new heroes, over the course of the next four years. Ultimately leading to the climactic battle, that will be the Infinite Stones War. Which has been an underlying plot, since the first stone appeared in “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

Boseman, will be joined on screen by Academy Award Winners Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Academy Award Nominee Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Danai Gurira, Andy Serkis and fellow marvel superhero Michael B. Jordan who will play the villain Erik Killmonger.

Ryan Coogler, who directed “Creed” and “Fruitvale Station,” also starring Michael B. Jordan. Will directed this newest film, in phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He will reunite with many of the same production staff from the acclaimed films “Creed” and “Fruitvale Station.” As well as team, up with many other award winning collaborators, such as award winning special effects supervisor Dan Sudick, who worked on “Civil War” and the first “Avengers”.

“Black Panther” will begin its shooting in Atlanta and South Korea and is set to be releases on February 16th, 2018.

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