Newly released concept art from Black Panther show off alternate mask designs for Chadwick Boseman’s King T’Challa.
In a time where black representation and rights are at the forefront of pop culture and world issues, Black Panther concept artist Jerad S.Marantz has shared alternate designs for the mask worn by the King of Wakanda. The concept art shows Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther wearing three different mask designs that differ from the one we saw in the 2018 film. While they’re all interesting and add to the character’s already mystical look, the most intriguing has to be the half-mask design that reveals the bottom half of Boseman’s face.
You can check out the concept art from Black Panther below. Be sure to swipe right to see all the concept designs, including the half-mask design.
When it opened in 2018, Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther became a cultural juggernaut, especially for those in marginalized communities. The film was touted for having a predominantly black cast and an intimate story that showed the struggle of the community within the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Marvel project went on to become the highest-grossing film by a black director and set a record for the MCU: getting 10 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. With black issues taking over the news cycle, now is a great to remind ourselves of the solidarity and hope that Boseman’s hero brought audiences only two short years ago.
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Chadwick Boseman is set to reprise his role as King T’Challa in the highly-anticipated Black Panther sequel. Written and directed by Ryan Coogler, the sequel is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 6, 2022. In the meantime, fans can re-watch the first film on all home media formats:
Marvel Studios “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mantle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Florence Kasumba, John Kani, with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
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Source: Jerad S.Marantz