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Black Panther is an upcoming 2018 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero Black Panther. It is a sequel to Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War, and will also be the eighteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe while also being the sixth installment of Phase Three.

Synopsis

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.[5][6]

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In January 2011, Marvel Studios hired Mark Bailey to pen a Black Panther script. Kevin Feige would produce the film.[13] The Black Panther is a fictional character appearing in Marvel comics. He was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966). He is also the first black superhero in mainstream American comics. Feige said that Black Panther is one of the films he is asked the most about.[14] Michael Kenneth Williams, who appeared in The Incredible Hulk, has expressed interest in the titular role.[15]

On October 28, 2014, Marvel Studios made a major announcement citing Black Panther as one of several films to be created in Phase Three.

On February 9, 2015, Marvel officially announced that it was changing the release date of four of its films, including Black Panther. However, Black Panther was changed again during the announcement of Ant-Man and the Wasp.

By July 3, 2015, Marvel had spoken with Ava DuVernay to be the movie's director, but she declined, citing that her vision and Marvel's were not the same.[16]

By August 13, 2015, F. Gary Gray expressed interest in directing the film since he passed up on Captain America: The Winter Soldier to do another film.[17] However, F. Gary Gray was withdrawn from negotiations when he was chosen to direct Universal's Fast & Furious 8.

On October 14, 2015, "HeroicHollywood" reported that Marvel Studios desired Ryan Coogler to direct the film. "Comicbookresources.com" repeated the story.

By January 5, 2016, Ryan Coogler was chosen to direct the film.

On May 12, 2016, Lupita Nyong'o was announced to be in talks for a role in the movie.[18]

On May 13, 2016, Michael B. Jordan joined the cast. [19]

On July 23, 2016, at the San Diego Comic Con, it was announced that Danai Gurira had joined the cast and her role, along with Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o's, was revealed.[20]

On October 8, 2016, Marvel announced that Forest Whitaker, Winston Duke and Daniel Kaluuya joined the cast has Zuri, M'Baku and W'Kabi respectively. Florence Kasumba reprised her role from Captain America: Civil War.[8]

The working title of the movie was "Motherland".[21]

The movie will start production in Atlanta on January 15, 2017 and will use Pinewood Atlanta Studios as its home base.[22]

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