Black Panther will get his own stand-alone film in February 2016, but we will first encounter the fictional superhero in “Captain America: Civil War” on 6th May.
He is described to be key figure in the conflict between Iron Man and Captain America. His allegiance is “in flux” and he has some serious issues with Bucky Barnes aka the Winter Soldier (played by Sebastian Stan), which caused him to support Tony Stark/Iron Man.
In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly, Boseman said:
HE’S DEFINITELY NOT THE LIFE OF THE PARTY IN THIS INSTANCE, I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING TRUE OF THE COMIC BOOK CHARACTER AND THE MOVIE. YOU NEVER QUITE KNOW WHERE HE STANDS.
“There’s always a bit of concealing and mystery. So I think mysterious is more his boat. Not to say there’s not charm and he can’t be a ladies’ man and all that. It’s more like if there is humour, it’s more like James Bond“, he added.
In addition to the new movie stills, EW has a scene description which sheds some light on the plot. Take a look at the scene description below:
An elevator opens in the op-center, and Steve Rogers and his friend Sam Wilson, a.k.a. Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, walk out – with a silent T’Challa (the public identity of Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther) walking in front of them alongside the government attaché played by Martin Freeman. Scarlet Johansson’s Black Widow is with them, and she’s not saying anything either.
Something bad has gone down. Cap and Falcon were involved. It did not go well. They have handed over their vibranium shield and flying apparatus before being allowed access to this place. The pair look like they’re being sent to the principal’s office.
“You guys want to take a seat?” Widow says. “And try not to break anything while we fix this.”
Stark, who hasn’t yet had his beat-down, is on his cell phone with U.S. Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt) as Cap and Falcon step into the nerve center of the intelligence office. “No, Romania was not sanctioned by the accords … Col. Rhodes is supervising clean-up … Yes, there will be consequences …” Stark looks irritated, tired. “Obviously, you can quote me on that. I just said it.”
He hangs up, and beholds his Avengers. “Consequences?” Cap says.
“Secretary Ross wanted you both prosecuted,” Iron Man answers. “I had to give him something.”
“I’m not getting that shield back, am I?” Cap says.
Black Widow walks ahead, joining Stark. “Technically it belongs to the government. Wings, too,” she says.
“That’s cold,” Falcon says.
Stark spins on his heel as the two walk away with T’Challa. He flashes a tight, unpleasant smile. “Warmer than jail!” he says.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, “Captain America: Civil War” is based on a screenplay written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.
The plot will be based on the Civil War storyline in the Marvel Universe, where the mayhem begins with the Superhero Registration Act, a proposition that will force those with superhuman abilities to reveal themselves to the world and register their identities.
Marvel superheroes are forced to pick a side: Join Iron Man’s side if they want to support the programme or join Captain America’s side if they oppose the programme.
Emily VanCamp is joining the cast as Sharon Carter/Agent 13 while Daniel Brühl and Frank Grillo will play Baron Helmut Zemo and Brock Rumlow/Crossbones respectively. “Sherlock” star Martin Freeman will play a mysterious role in the film as well.
Various other existing Avengers will also be showing up as well, including Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, Don Cheadle’s War Machine, Paul Bettany’s The Vision, and Elizabeth Olsen‘s Scarlet Witch. Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man will have some major parts in the film as well.
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“Captain America: Civil War” is set to be released on 6th May 2016.