‘Black Panther’ Movie Starts Filming In January
By: Dorian Parks
The new year will bring us a ton of Comic book news. Marvel is dropping big blockbusters such as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 , Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok. Marvel will also be preparing for future films like ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Black Panther’ when 2017 rolls around.
According to On Location Vacations, Black Panther is set to kick-off production in Atlanta, GA on January 15, 2017. The superhero film will use Pinewood Atlanta Studios as its headquarters while filming is underway.
Fans already knew Black Panther would be getting into production at the beginning of the new year, but now fans have an exact date to look forward to. The production schedule was tipped off to fans when a casting call for extra was leaked. According to Tammy Smith Casting, Black Panther was looking for drummers, MMA-style fighters, and extras with tactical weapons experience.
Marvel Studio has yet to release any description of the film, but one of its stars has spoken about Black Panther. Lupita N’yongo, who will play Nakia, gave fans a short synopsis:
“The story of this Black Panther – what I am allowed to say – is that Black Panther’s leadership has been threatened by two foes who come together, and so Black Panther gets the help of the C.I.A. and the Dora Milaje to try and defeat the enemy.”
There aren’t any confirmed details about Black Panther and its storyline, but fans already know plenty about the superhero. The character made his cinematic debut in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and since then, fans have been begging for more of him. In the comics, Black Panther seeks out the help of the Avengers after Wakanda is threatened, and he eventually joins in on their missions from time to time.
Directed by Ryan Coogler (“Fruitvale Station,” “Creed”), “Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman alongside Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, and Florence Kasumba.
The film arrives in theaters on February 16, 2018.