Captain America: Civil War has been praised by critics and audiences alike, and one of the best aspects of that film was the introduction of T’Challa – the Black Panther. Chadwick Boseman absolutely nailed the role, and is set to lead his own standalone film directed by Fruitvale Station and Creed director Ryan Coogler.
In an interview with The Empire Film Podcast, Kevin Feige discussed Black Panther’s introduction in Captain America: Civil War and also talked about Coogler’s film as well as the growing ensemble.
That will be amongst the best ensembles we’ve ever had,” Feige said of the Black Panther cast, “and 90% of the cast is either African or African-American.
This bodes well for both the film and Marvel Studios as a whole. Lupita Nyong’o is in negotiations to play T’Challa’s love interest and Michael B. Jordan is set to join as well – marking this the third collaboration in a row with director Ryan Coogler. The prospect of having a high-scale superhero movie be led by a predominately black cast is groundbreaking. I cannot wait to see Coogler apply his sensibilities in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He accomplished wonderful character dynamics in his previous two films, and directed an incredible one-take fight sequence in Creed. This trip to Wakanda is going to be something special.
Black Panther will hit theaters on February 16, 2018.
Source: The Empire Film Podcast