Production has offically commenced on both Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther. Both projects are being produced in the fine city of Atlanta, Georgia marking the first time Marvel will begin using Pinewood Studios. Black Panther will bring back Chadwick Boseman as the badass T’Challa and also brings forth one the single most impressive casts any superhero movie, or really any movie, has ever seen.
The official production announcement also came with some other fun tid bits, like the official synopsis for Black Panther stand alone which teases the return of an “old world enemy.” Check out the official synopsis below:
“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.”
Black Panther also stars Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, a figure from T’Challa’s past; Lupita Nyong’o as the Wakandan warrior, Nakia; Angela Bassett as as T’Challa’s mother, Romonda; and Winston Duke as a key villain, M’Baku, a.k.a. “Man-Ape”. Other cast members include Forest Whitaker as Zuri, an elder statesman of Wakanda; Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, a loyal friend to T’Challa; and the return of Andy Serkis as Ulysses Claw and Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, with Danai Gurira and Florence Kasumba as members of T’Challa’s personal guard, the Dora Milaje. Additional cast members include Letitia Wrightand John Kani.
The announcement also brought forward additional details on Coogler’s “creative brain trust”, aka his below-the-line crew, which boasts plenty of his frequent collaborators from Fruitvale Statin and Creed: director of photography Rachel Morrison, production designer Hannah Beachler, and editors Claudia Castello and Michael P. Shawver. Coogler has also recruited Selma costume designer Ruth E. Carter, Doctor Strange and Age of Ultron visual effects supervisor Geoffrey Baumann, Star Trek Beyond makeup designer Joel Harlow, and Civil War special effects supervisor Dan Sudick.