Marvel’s Black Panther, the much-anticipated standalone film featuring the first black superhero in mainstream comics is finally in production. Director Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station and Creed) is hard at work, bringing T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and the world of Wakanda to the big screen.
East Bay Times is reporting that a flashback sequence set during the 1990s was filmed at Oakland, California. The use of an AC Transit bus logo was approved by the agency’s spokesman Robert Lyles. The scene would feature T’Challa during his days as a student at Saint Mary’s College High School in Berkley, California. The use of this bus hints that T’Challa commuted to school as his means of transportation.
According to the report, the film’s crew intend on renting out a vintage bus that is specific to the 1990s in that area – which would be painted with the logo for AC Transit. Production for Black Panther will continue at Atlanta, Georgia where many Marvel films have been shot.
How far do you think this flashback sequence will explore the earlier years of T’Challa? Will we also get a hint at the relationship between him and antagonist Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan)? Sound off in the comments below, and make sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for your latest news regarding Black Panther and the other upcoming films and TV series within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Florence Kasumba as Ayo and Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, Marvel’s Black Panther opens in theaters on February 16th, 2018. Are you excited for our first adventure in Wakanda on the big screen?