With a headline like that, do we really need to tell you there are MAJOR SPOILERS ahead? No? Good. Then if you're still here, hold onto your seat! A new rumor claims that not all of the heroes are going to make it out of Captain America: Civil War alive. And it's not whom you may think is going to die, especially if you are familiar with the comic book story arc this particular sequel is pulling its legendary mythos from. Are you ready for the answer?
Yes, it's T'Chaka. According to a new rumor from Heoric Hollywood, Black Panther's father is not going to make it until the end of the movie. The site does not go onto give any other information. We don't know how it happens, or who's hands are responsible. But we can expect T'Chaka will not be around for Avengers: Infinity War - Part I.
Of course, we don't need any inside sources to arrive at this conclusion. In the Marvel comics, T'Chaka was murdered by Ulysses Klaue, played by Andy Serkis in Avengers: Age of Ultron. T'Chaka is the Chief of Wakanda, who is pledged to protect the sacred metal know as Vibranium. Which, if you've seen Avengers 2, is the same substance that Ultron takes from Ulysses to create his drone army. From an early age, T'Chaka has excelled in the ways of African magic. He has taken a stance to preserve Wakanda's heritage and honor the old ways. Despite this, Wakanda is just as technologically advanced as any society.
Wakanda is an independent entity with no ties to any other nation. Because of this T'Chaka is called forth by the UN, with the hopes of setting up a trade route with Wakanda. The chieftain refuses, and is eventually assassinated by Klaue while trying to protect his wife and children. Soon after, T'Challa takes over for his father and becomes the Black Panther. It's not yet clear how closely Captain America: Civil War will follow the comics, or how much screen time this will get in the movie, seeing as how the main plot has much bigger fish to fry with the Superhero Registration Act, now referred to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Sokovia Accords.
It has been confirmed that Chadwick Boseman is making his debut appearance as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War. There has never been any confirmation from the studio that T'Chaka is making an appearance in the movie, but an earlier rumor claimed that Ernie Hudson is wanted for the role. Before setting up Heoric Hollywood, it was El Mayimbe who first reported on this casting. This new rumor that T'Chaka is set to bite the big one almost smells like a refried story, as the original report also hinted at the character's possible death. However you draw the line, if T'Chaka is in the movie, it's easy to deduce the fact that he'll die on screen. Especially if T'Challa is a fully-formed superhero by the time we catch up with him in the standalone Black Panther movie coming two years later in 2018.