Marvel’s Cinematic Universe continues to grow with Black Panther, following the exploits of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) as he becomes king of secretive country Wakanda but has a not-so secret identity as the Black Panther, protector of his people. This version of the character first appeared in Captain America: Civil War and Martin Freeman’s snarky CIA officer Everett Ross has followed him from this film.
Various elements of Wakanda’s lore have been set up within the MCU already with it first appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron along with villain Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) who will be back in the film. Of course, the film’s lead first appeared in Captain America: Civil War, playing a central role in those proceedings and helping to introduce the character to a new audience in the process.
Creed director Ryan Coogler is calling the shots with a screenplay by Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole.
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker also star.