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Kevin Feige tells just why Black Panther is important in the MCU story…

December 31st, 2015 by Matt Gault Comments

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Marvel’s Black Panther is set to make his first appearance as Chadwick Boseman dons the mask in Captain America: Civil War in 2016 and we’ve been give some precious new details about the character’s standalone film (2017) by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.

Speaking to Empire Magazine, Feige said: “This one is important. Not only do you get an unbelievable lead character, but you also get all of Wakanda which is a whole new setting and culture to explore.”

“It’s a big geo-political action adventure that focuses on the family and royal struggle of T’Challa in Wakanda, and what it means to be a king. T’Challa’s story is very important to us as it links to the next Avengers films, which is why we brought it forward.”

Feige also explained that Black Panther will be different than what we’re accustomed to seeing in mainstream superhero films, because the cast will be largely African-American.

The real excitement here is that the film will lead directly into Avengers: Infinity War and because of this, the story must be somewhat crucial to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is very exciting indeed and we can’t wait to see Boseman as Black Panther in Civil War.

Source: Squareeyed

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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