Marvel's Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday afternoon was one of the biggest events of the Con, with the studio unveiling new footage from several of its movies, along with announcing new cast members for others. While no footage was shown, since filming doesn't begin until early next year, Marvel president Kevin Feige confirmed several cast members for the highly-anticipated Black Panther, including Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia. Today we have word that Lupita Nyong'o teased the first plot details for Black Panther in a new interview from the Con.
Throughout the Con, Marvel hosted live streams straight from the San Diego Convention Center, which included interviews with Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira after the panel. The YouTube video from Saturday's live stream reveals that Lupita Nyong'o offered the very first plot details for Black Panther, which is set for release on February 16, 2018. Here's what she had to say below.
"I play Nakia, a member of the Dora Milaje, who, as you know, is special forces from Wakanda. The story of this Black Panther is- what am I allowed to say? - The story is that the Black Panther's leadership is being threatened by two foes who come together, and so Black Panther gets the help of the C.I.A. and the Dora Milaje to try and defeat the enemy."
Unfortunately, we don't know who these "two foes" who come together are quite yet, but it's possible that one of them could be Ulysses Klaue, played by Andy Serkis, who was introduced in last summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron. We know that Michael B. Jordan's Erik Killmonger will be the main villain, so it's possible that he joins forces with Wakanda native Ulysses Klaue. The site also talked to Chadwick Boseman, who was introduced in Captain America: Civil War, where, during the post credit scene, we got our first look at the country of Wakanda. Chadwick Boseman also teased that T'challa will be "criticized" in some way, while adding that his Black Panther suit may get an upgrade as well.
"There will be some conflicts, some criticisms of Panther that you'll see in the movie to come. Maybe some changes in the suit, hopefully."
Danai Gurira also teased that her character Okoye is "very connected" to the Black Panther and that she's "kind of an Army woman." It has previously been confirmed that filming will begin in early 2017, under the direction of Ryan Coogler. Take a look at the video below for Marvel's live stream from Comic-Con, with the Black Panther interviews starting at the 1:51:55 mark.