Filming for Marvel’s Black Panther is currently underway in Atlanta, setting sights on a 2018 release. It will be the first MCU film to be set in a non-western country (Wakanda), which will be very interesting to see, as it opens up a whole new world that can be explored, both culturally and geographically.
The film also features a high-end cast with the likes of Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, and many more. Black Mirror star Daniel Kaluuya, who plays W’Kabi, Wakanda’s chief of security, recently sat down with GQ and gave some updates on Black Panther, praising director Ryan Coogler (Creed) and comparing the film to Game Of Thrones.
“This is an African blockbuster, bruv. This is like ‘Game of Thrones’. This is crazy. And Ryan Coogler is just, man dem. He’s like us! He’s a normal dude, in a Golden State hat and a Tupac T-shirt directing the whole set. It’s the most beautiful thing to see.”
Black Panther does, of course, follow King T’Challa, who made his MCU debut in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, so maybe him being a royal person creates a similarity with HBO’s hit show.
Black Panther is set to hit theaters on February 16, 2018.