Just hours after Marvel revealed that Chadwick Boseman will star as T'Challa in Black Panther, a new report from Deadline reveals that the actor has actually signed a five-picture deal with Marvel Studios.
Of course, a multi-picture deal is standard with any actor who signs on with Marvel, and we already know that he will first show up in Captain America: Civil War (May 6, 2016) before his stand-alone Black Panther (November 3, 2017). The rest of his five-picture agreement will reportedly be spread out throughout the Phase Three lineup that Kevin Feige confirmed will include nine movies. The actor is coming off performances in Draft Day and Get on Up earlier this year, and it's worth noting that he also expressed his interest in the Black Panther role back in March.
Naturally, no story details have been confirmed yet, and we also don't known yet who will write and direct Black Panther. During a Q&A session after the presentation, Kevin Feige was asked if he would consider minority filmmakers such as Reginald Hudlin, who actually wrote for the Black Panther comic books, the producer had this to say.
"We are, and we're doing what we're always doing, which is looking for the best writers and the best directors possible. I'm not going to say for sure that we're hiring any one demographic, but we're certainly meeting with a lot of people. Reggie I've known for many, many years and is a great guy. I think I'm meeting him again shortly. We will do what we've always done, which is hire who we believe are the best people to write the films and to direct the films."
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