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Black Panther is an upcoming 2018 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero Black Panther. It is a sequel to Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Captain America: Civil War, and will also be the eighteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe while also being the sixth installment of Phase Three.


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In January 2011, Marvel Studios hired Mark Bailey to pen a Black Panther script. Kevin Feige will produce the film.[6] The Black Panther is a fictional character appearing in Marvel comics. He was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966). He is also the first Black superhero in mainstream American comics. Feige said that Black Panther is one of the films he is asked the most about.[7] Michael Kenneth Williams, who appeared in The Incredible Hulk, has expressed interest in the titular role.[8]

On October 28, 2014, Marvel Studios made a major announcement citing Black Panther as one of several films to be created in Phase Three.

On February 9, 2015, Marvel officially announced that it was changing the release date of four of its films, including Black Panther. However, Black Panther was changed again during the announcement of Ant-Man and the Wasp.

By July 3, 2015, Marvel had spoken with Ava DuVernay to be the movie's director, but she declined, citing that her vision and Marvel's were not the same.[9]

By August 13, 2015, F. Gary Gray expressed interest in directing the film since he passed up on Captain America: The Winter Soldier to do another film.[10] However, F. Gary Gray was withdrawn from negotiations when he was chosen to direct Universal's Fast & Furious 8.

On October 14, 2015, "HeroicHollywood" reported that Marvel Studios desired Ryan Coogler to direct the film. "" repeated the story.

By January 5, 2016, Ryan Coogler was chosen to direct the film.

On May 12, 2016, Lupita Nyong'o was announced to be in talks for a role in the movie.[11]

On May 13, 2016, Michael B. Jordan joined the cast. [12]


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