This confirmation of filming dates should come as a breath of fresh air for those who were waiting to hear more Black Panther news. With a theatrical release date set for February 2018, that gives those working on the movie just over 12 months to make sure they get everything right.
It looks likely Disney/Marvel Studios are on the right path to ensuring the Black Panther movie release goes without a hitch. If they combine that with an incredible plot and perhaps some Easter Eggs for the super fans out there who have read the Black Panther comic books, then we could be looking at one of Marvel’s most successful films.
The talent behind the camera on Black Panther – including, but not limited to, the critically-acclaimed Coogler – is similarly matched by the caliber of the film’s cast. In addition to Boseman and Bassett, the Black Panther cast includes Creed star Michael B. Jordan as the villainous Erik Killmonger and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, a member of the Dora Milaje (T’Challa’s bodyguards). Their costars include Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker (Arrival), Winston Duke (Person of Interest) and Danai Gurira – aka. Michonne on The Walking Dead.