It’s not too late to get your Wakanadan Traphouse pass, folks. Don’t worry, we’ll be handing out some after this Maségo show at New York’s Blue Note nightclub on Jan. 28. Okay, maybe not IRL, but, we’re just showing our excitement for the news that Marvel Studios is finally beginning production on Ryan Coogler‘s Black Panther.
For those totally occupied by the next big Avengers movie, Black Panther is going to star everyone you know and love in Black Hollywood. Starting off with Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, the film will also feature Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Wyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Sterling K. Brown and Andy Serkis.
With a screenplay written by Coogler and Joe Robert Cole (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) — Black Panther will take place after the events of Captain America: Civil War, as T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. In the midst of the isolated, technologically advanced region, an old enemy reappears to halt T’Challa’s coronation, leaving him as the Black Panther to be tested to the limits by another conflict that puts Wakanda and the world at risk.
Based on the first black comic character, Black Panther joins Marvel Studios’ slate of releases in its Phase 3 initiative. Circle the date on your calendars, Wakandans, the film will open in theaters on Feb. 16, 2018, making for one epic Black History Month.
H/T: Marvel Studios