Black Panther is the eighteenth entry in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe opens this weekend and promises to be another crowd-pleaser judging by the early reviews. Chadwick Boseman reprises his role as T’Challa from Captain America: Civil War, where he returns to Wakanda and prepare to be crowned as king.
The movie not only boasts to be the first film to have a predominantly black cast and crew but it also comes as a pre-serving before Black Panther joins the Avengers in Infinity War.
Before you head out to the cinemas, have a read at some of these awesome facts we’ve curated for you:
Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler, who made the Rocky film ‘Creed’. He also insisted on bringing in his own team to distinguish this movie from other Marvel movies, which he felt were shot and edited by the same person.
Wesley Snipes famously campaigned to get a Black Panther movie made through Columbia Pictures but when that deal didn’t go through, he went on to play the vampire Blade.
Anthony Mackie and Michael B. Jordan originally auditioned to play T’Challa, but even if they were turned down they would eventually play other characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Falcon and Erik Killmonger).
In Iron Man 2 when Nick Fury was discussing S.H.I.E.L.D. plans with Tony Stark, you can already see that one of the countries the agency is monitoring is Wakanda.
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