Out of all the Phase 3 films on the way, Black Panther has me at my happiest. I’ve always dug the character, who is the Marvel answer to Batman. Filthy rich thanks to his monarchy, physically primed for battle and trained his entire life and a badass that can stand next to Earth’s mightiest heroes. The Black Panther film may be a ways away however. But that doesn’t mean that we won’t see the Panther appear before then.
Speaking to Variety, Boseman hinted that he could be seen before his 2017 solo debut:
There’s a director on the movies that I’m introduced, but not for ‘Black Panther,’” said Boseman. “Just being a part of that discussion is huge. You’re reading the comic books and you have ideas about how that’s gonna happen and you can discuss that.
Movies. That’s plural for more than one movie. So which film could he show up in soon? With Andy Serkis looking like a dead ringer for constant villain Ulysses Klaw and appearing in Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron while Ultron forges a body made out of Vibranium, the rumour is that Boseman will make a cameo in that film, upset over the damage done in Africa and Wakanda. As for the role itself, Boseman is excited:
“I’m excited about it too!” continued Boseman. “Beyond excited, it’s like to the point where you feel numb and then your mind goes off into, ‘Ok, how do I achieve that?’ The great thing about it is that the actual character is unique in a lot of ways. I can’t think of another character that’s like the leader of a nation and is a superhero at the same time. There are a lot of different ways this story can go, ways that they can do it, so I’m really just excited about how it fits into the bigger picture of what Marvel is doing.”
The current release date for Black Panther, is November 2017. Scott Bailey scripts the film, but no director or further casting has been announced yet.
Last Updated: December 4, 2014