News regarding the Black Panther solo film has been rushing in since the character’s introduction in Captain America: Civil War just several weeks ago. Chadwick Boseman’s excellent performance as T’Challa in Civil War skyrocketed the character’s popularity among movie-goers, who now seek more Black Panther and impatiently await his first solo film. Among new bits of information about the film, including several key castings and director Ryan Coogler’s goal to keep a 90% African or African American cast, Marvel now states their goal to film the movie in Africa.
Writer and director Ryan Coogler recently mentioned in an interview how he aims to make Black Panther his most personal film. Coogler and Marvel producer Nate Moore are hoping to make the film as authentic as possible. Moore was quoted, saying:
“We’ll do our stage work in Atlanta. And we’re definitely investigating shooting in Africa … both Marvel and Ryan feel that would be really good for the movie. We just haven’t drilled down on it yet.”.
Filming Black Panther would definitely add to the authenticity of the film, which will most likely predominately be set in Wakanda, the fictitious African country. Apparently Coogler is not only trying to make Black Panther one of his most personal movies to date, but one of the best films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well. With the film not premiering for another year and a half and the film already creating so much excitement among fans, Coogler will surely deliver with a great addition to the MCU.
Black Panther is set to premiere in theaters February 16th, 2018.