Audiences are still buzzing about Chadwick Boseman’s incredible performance as T’Challa/Black Panther inĀ Captain America: Civil War. No stranger to taking advantage of marketing opportunities, Marvel has been churning out teases for Black Panther’s standalone left and right.
This time, the tease comes by way of studio producer Nate Moore, who revealed to The Undefeated that Marvel is aiming to take production of the film straight to the motherland.
“Weāll do our stage work in Atlanta. And weāre definitely investigating shooting in Africa ā¦ both Marvel and Ryan feel that would be really good for the movie. We just havenāt drilled down on it yet.”
With a packed cast set to also star Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o, both in unspecified roles, and Kevin Feige recently stating the ensemble will be 90% African or African American, filming in Africa is yet another added level inĀ Marvel’s attempt at being authentic. What better setting to film a fictional African nation thanĀ on location in Africa?
Twitter has been inundated with the #BlackPantherSoLit hashtag sinceĀ Civil’s WarĀ release, and for good reason. We can only imagine the brilliance that will come forth once his solo outing hits the big screenĀ during Black History month in 2018. It’ll be a celebration of a people that is sure to bring folksĀ of all races and colors to the theater. And with director Ryan Coogler’s track record, and his co-writing the film alongsideĀ Joe Robert Cole (The People v. O.J. Simpson), an extra sense of emotional resonance is expected to be present once the movie releases.
Black PantherĀ hits theaters February 16, 2018.