After Daredevil, Black Panther may be my favorite Marvel character, so I’m thrilled he’s finally coming to the big-screen. Casting Chadwick Boseman was a giant coup. If you haven’t seen him inhabit Jackie Robinson in 42 or James Brown in Get On Up, you don’t know the caliber of actor that’s coming to the MCU.
These few shots from Splash News leaked from the Captain America: Civil War set, where Boseman is filming his scenes for next May’s film, and the costume looks pretty dead-on, traditional. Panther was set up briefly when the Avengers visited Wakanda this summer, but his solo film isn’t until 2017. Likewsise, Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who is also being introduced in this film. I’m sure Marvel knows what it’s doing, after 12 films it has my complete trust, but it is a little odd to introduce two new main characters in a movie already as hugely crowded as Cap 3 and not have them appear again for a year.