Fans were first introduced to Marvel's Black Panther during an October press event, where Chadwick Boseman was brought on stage by Captain America: Civil War stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. We learned then that T'challa will first be introduced in Captain America: Civil War, arriving May 4, 2016, before the Black Panther stand-alone movie debuts on November 3, 2017. Logan Lerman sat down to talk with Chadwick Boseman as a part of Variety's Actors on Actors video series, where he was asked if there's a director on board. Chadwick Boseman offered an interesting response, stating that there are directors in place for the "movies" that he's introduced in, but not a filmmaker for the Black Panther stand alone adventure, possibly hinting that he may show up in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
"There's a director on the movies that I'm introduced, but not for Black Panther. Just being a part of that discussion is huge. You're reading the comic books and you have ideas about how that's gonna happen and you can discuss that."
With the actor's mention of "movies" he will be introduced in, it has some fans wondering if he will pop up in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which has reshoots planned for January. There have also been rumors that Vibranium, the material used to make Captain America's shield that is only found in T'challa's homeland Wakanda, will play a key role in the sequel. It's also possible that he could pop up in Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange, James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy 2 or Thor: Ragnarok.
The actor also teased the several different ways that Marvel could tackle his story, although he doesn't get into specifics.
"I'm excited about it too! Beyond excited, it's like to the point where you feel numb and then your mind goes off into, 'Ok, how do I achieve that?' I think the great thing about it is that the actual character is unique in a lot of ways. I can't think of another character that's like the leader of a nation and is a superhero at the same time. There are a lot of different ways this story can go, ways that they can do it, so I'm really just excited about how it fits into the bigger picture of what Marvel is doing."
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