Marvel Reveals First ‘Black Panther’ Plot Synopsis as Production Officially Begins
Over the last several months, Black Panther has assembled a killer lineup, with names like Forest Whitaker, Sterling K. Brown and Angela Bassett among the recent names joining Chadwick Boseman— as if we weren’t already excited for T’Challa’s first big screen solo outing. Today, director Ryan Coogler and his amazing ensemble of actors officially started production on Black Panther, and Marvel has delivered the first plot synopsis with some new story details.
Marvel Studios sent out an official press release to announce the start of production on Black Panther, which will film in Atlanta and, interestingly, South Korea. Ryan Coogler (Creed) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, who previously worked on the acclaimed FX series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Little has been known about the plot of Black Panther, and though members of the cast have dropped some hints over the last few months, Marvel’s official synopsis is the first real plot description we’ve received:
Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
Michael B. Jordan is reuniting with his Creed director for the new Marvel film, in which he’ll reportedly play a villain. Black Panther also stars Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), Martin Freeman (reprising his role from Civil War), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.
Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018.