In a press release, Marvel officially announced that Black Panther has entered production, with Chadwick Boseman and other cast members currently on location in Atlanta. The studio also revealed the first plot details for Black Panther, which takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War.
“Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.”
The announcement also revealed the full cast for Black Panther, officially confirming that Martin Freeman and Andy Serbia will reprise their previous Marvel roles.
Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War also jut started production, meaning both Marvel films will be shooting at the same time. At this time I’m not sure what role Black Panther will have in Infinity War, if he has a role at all.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on Up”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “12 Years a Slave”), Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead,” upcoming “All Eyez on Me”), Martin Freeman (“Hobbit” trilogy, “Sherlock”), Daniel Kaluuya (upcoming “Get Out,” “Sicario”), with Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “London Has Fallen”), with Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”), and Andy Serkis (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”).