Marvel Studios pulled out all the stops at a special press event today at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, where they finally unveiled their massive release slate that goes up until the year 2019. One of the big surprises at the event was that the studio finally confirmed Black Panther will hit theaters on November 3, 2017, with Chadwick Boseman playing the title character.
The actor was actually brought out on stage by Captain America: Civil War stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., who made surprise appearances and teased the battle that will be coming to the big screen by playfully sparring on stage.
After exchanging a few witty barbs, the actors announced that Chadwick Boseman is playing T'Challa, as he walked out on stage to greet the screaming Marvel fans in attendance. When he was asked which side Black Panther will take in Captain America: Civil War, here's what the actor had to say to both Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. on stage.
"Well, Iron Man, Captain America, as much as I respect you both, Black Panther is kind of his own guy. In all seriousness, I'm blessed to be a part of this Marvel Universe, and I look forward to making magic together."
"With Black Panther, what our little song and dance at the end was meant to signify was that he is definitively a big part of Captain America: Civil War. We will meet him for the first time in Civil War, in costume."
Check out the concept art and logo below.