As part of Marvel's secret event today that announced pretty much all of Phase 3, the studio announced their first black superhero movie, 'Black Panther.' And, while everyone was expecting Benedict Cumberbatch to walk on stage to confirm his casting in 'Doctor Strange' it was actually '42' star Chadwick Boseman who surprised the crowd by appearing with Kevin Feige to announce his role as T'Challa.

Boseman appeared on stage with Captain America himself, Chris Evans, and also announced he'll make his Marvel debut in 'Captain America: Civil War' which is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6, 2016.

'Black Panther' doesn't yet have a director, but does have a release date of November 3, 2017 (and you can see some early concept art from the movie above).

A 'Black Panther' movie has been rumored for years, but never materialized beyond rumors. It's interesting to note that DC just recently announced their first black superhero film, 'Cyborg,' but with that film not scheduled for release until 2020, Marvel will actually beat them to the punch.

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