Kevin Feige Talks Black Panther’s Role in ‘Captain America Civil War’

Not that much is known about how Black Panther will factor into the upcoming film Captain America Civil War, but in a recent interview with Birth Movies Death Kevin Feige shed some light on how the Wakandan superhero will factor into the film.

When asked about why Black Panther was introduced into the film Feige stated:

The reason we introduced him in Civil War is because we needed a third party. We needed fresh eyes who wasn’t embedded with the Avengers and who has a very different point of view than either Tony or Steve. We said, ‘We need somebody like Black Panther… why don’t we just use Black Panther?’ That’s how it went in the development process.

It is interesting to note that from this statement that Black Panther was chosen not because they just wanted to have him, but because he fit within the story that they are telling.

When asked about where the character is in the timeline of the Cinematic Universe Feige answered by stating:

Today, pre-Civil War, post-Ultron I think [the Black Panther] and his father are saying, ‘A bunch of vibranium just got out of here and wreaked a lot of havoc. Maybe we can’t stay behind these borders anymore, maybe we have to stick our heads out and make at least an attempt to be a part of the rest of the world right now, while at the same time protecting our people.’ That’s sort of where we meet him in Civil War.

These statements give a new insight into his role in the upcoming film.  Fans are eagerly awaiting his arrival and from what it sounds like they are keeping the character in line with how he has been shown in the comics and previous iterations.

These statements give a new insight into his role in the upcoming film.  Fans are eagerly awaiting his arrival and from what it sounds like they are keeping the character in line with how he has been shown in the comics and previous iterations.

Captain America Civil War will be released on May 6th, 2016.

Source: Birth. Movies. Death

(Christian Michael Stoic)

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