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Black Panther News: Chadwick Boseman preps up for titular role debut in Captain America Civil War

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June 26
12:32 PM 2015

Preparations are going on for the upcoming Black Panther for his stand alone film. Chadwick Boseman has been confirmed for the role and is said to be doing his research about the origins and the science behind the concept of the Marvel hero. Before he lands in theaters, Black Panther has been scheduled to make his debut to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War next year.

The list of cast and crew for 2018 film Black Panther is being filled in bit by bit, but it seems like contrary to the previous rumors, 'Selma' director Ava DuVernay might not be part of that list. DuVernay had been rumored to direct Black Panther, but recent reports suggest otherwise, as she has not been offered to direct the film.

Borys Kit from Hollywood reporter tweeted and somehow clarified it saying, "My sources tell me Ava DuVernay doesn't even have an offer to direct BLACK PANTHER (yet, at least), so people should relax a bit." Aside from that, reports also suggest that DuVernay might be doing Captain Marvel instead as Marvel is reportedly looking for an African-American, and/or a female director for the movie. If ever DuVernay does land any of the two films, she will be the first female director, and an African-American director to direct a Marvel film.

But  as of now, the people officially on board are Chadwick Boseman to play the titular role and Mark Bailey to write the screenplay. Also, Kevin Fiege is on the list to produce the movie.

Boseman is said to be preparing for the role as he also been reading the comics which featured Black Panther as well as the history and science from which it is based. "You can really reach to any place when it comes to these characters because they come from real things," he said.

But before Black Panther stars in his own film, he will have his debut into the MCU in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War first. In the movie, he is said to be looking for the Winter Soldier or Bucky Barnes played by Sebastian Stan as he might have killed Black Panther's father, King T'Chaka. However, it seems like Black Panther might not be the only one looking for the Winter Soldier as Captain America and Falcon is on it, too.

Captain America: Civil War is set to be released in May 6, 2016. While Black Panther is set to fly into the big screen in July 6, 2018.

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