Chadwick Boseman Starring as ‘Black Panther’ for Marvel

By October 28, 2014
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Marvel unveiled Phase 3 of their massive cinematic plan this morning, and one of the most important announcements came in the form of a Black Panther movie. While there have obviously been black superheros before (Blade, Storm, the list goes on), the inclusion of Black Panther in Marvel’s huge sweeping plans over the next few years bodes well for an issue that often rears its ugly head when it comes to comic book movies: diversity.

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Chadwick Boseman (42) has been cast as the superhero, and he’ll join Ray Fisher – who’s playing Cyborg over at Warner Bros./DC – as the latest black actor to get his own superhero film (Michael B. Jordan is also playing a black superhero in next year’s Fantastic Four reboot, but that’s an ensemble movie). Check out the new Black Panther concept art from Marvel below:

 

Think Boseman’s a good choice to play Black Panther? You can read up about the character on Marvel’s wiki page here, but I think he’s an awesome choice who’ll fit perfectly into the MCU. There are already a bunch of references to the character’s home country of Wakanda in the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Black Panther arrives in theaters on November 3rd, 2017. Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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