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So, who is Black Panther in the MCU?

June 29th, 2015 by James Campbell Comments

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Kevin Feige’s interview with the website birthmoviesdeath.com, certainly brought up some interesting information about Marvel’s slate of upcoming releases. First Doctor Strange, and now the Black Panther.

While Feige was fairly tight lipped about Black Panther’s solo movie, he did go into a great deal of detail about his role in the upcoming Aveng… I mean Captain America: Civil War (all joking aside though, I can’t wait for this film).

In the interview Feige states: “It is a role that he is still in the beginning phases of taking on, it’s a mantle he is only beginning to take on because his father is older… 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.” 

This seems to confirm what we have been hearing for some time. That Black Panther fills the role that was originally played by Spider-Man in the comic Civil War. This certainly helps give us an idea of where the character will go through the movie and what his role will be.

Here’s hoping that it can live up to the already massive hype.

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My name is James and I am a long time fan of Movies, TV and Comics. I am currently a student, wrapping up my education at Aberystwyth University. I have an undergraduate degree in film and television and I’m working on my Masters in scriptwriting. My personal favourite comic character is the Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), and I view the film adaptation as one of the most horrifying experiences I have had in a movie theatre. As far as film and television go, I am usually willing to give any genre a try, as long as the project is well executed.

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