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Black Panther

1/12/16 - Ryan Coogler is set to direct Marvelís Black Panther. ďWe are fortunate to have such an esteemed filmmaker join the Marvel family,Ē said producer Kevin Feige. ďThe talents Ryan showcased in his first two films easily made him our top choice to direct Black Panther. Many fans have waited a long time to see Black Panther in his own film, and with Ryan we know weíve found the perfect director to bring TíChallaís story to life.Ē  Chadwick Boseman will play the superhero. Marvel will release film on February 16, 2018.  The superhero will make his first Marvel Universe appearance in Captain America: Civil War.  Source:


10/9/15 - Now that Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has officially reached its conclusion with the release of Marvelís Ant-Man, Scott Lang will return alongside Hope Van Dyne on July 6, 2018 with Marvelís Ant-Man and the Wasp.  Additionally, Ant-Manís second adventure will lead to a couple of other films shifting their dates, with Marvelís Black Panther moving up to February 16, 2018 and Marvelís Captain Marvel landing on March 8, 2019.  Source: Marvel


11/3/14 - Black Panther will release on Nov. 3, 2017, and he'll be played by Chadwick Boseman! This was probably the biggest reveal of the day, and was accompanied by an awesome moment when MCU vets Chris Evans and Robert Downey, Jr., introduced the man who'll play T'Challa. Boseman's a great pick - a strong actor and a star on the rise. We'll meet Black Panther in Civil War.


1/20/11 - Black Panther is back in development at Marvel Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The company has hired Mark Bailey to pen a take on the character, the king of a resource-rich fictional African country who becomes a super hero. Marvel's Kevin Feige is producing. 


11/12/08 - Marvel announced that Djimon Hounsou will voice the title character in Black Panther, BET's upcoming animated superhero series, airing in 2009.  Hounsou (In America) voices the hero and King of Wakanda, based on "Who Is the Black Panther?" by Reginald Hudlin and John Romita Jr. The series recounts the origin of the iconic hero, while updating the character and his world for a new generation.
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