Marvel president Kevin Feige recently spoke with Birth.Movies.Death about some of the details regarding the role the Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)will play in Captain America: Civil War.
Regarding if the movie would begin with T’Challa as the Black Panther, as opposed to his father T’Chaka, Feige replied:
“I don’t know how to answer that question without spoiling it! 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.”
He did give us more insight as to the importance of T’Challa making his first appearance as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, as opposed to beginning with a stand alone Black Panther movie:
“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.”
Fans have anxiously awaited the arrival of Black Panther on the big screen for some time now. It’ll be interesting to see if the celluloid portrayal of the character meets fans expectations or not. Either way, I can’t wait myself.