black panther photo

When Marvel announced the Black Panther movie and revealed the character would first debut in the third Captain America film, Captain America: Civil War, they also released a concept art image of what the costumed superhero would look like in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And now that Captain America: Civil War is filming on location, we have our first look at revealed  Chadwick Boseman in the Black Panther costume. Hit the jump to see the first Black Panther photo.

The Captain America: Civil War set photo was posted on Instagram by photographer Meyer Photos, showing Black Panther and The Winter Soldier climbing up on a roof:

What do you think of the Black Panther costume now that we have a photographic look at it in action? This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the costume, as I mentioned Marvel passed out Black Panther concept art by artist Ryan Meinerding at Marvel’s El Capitan presentation in October 2014, and you’ll see its very much as they conceived:

Black Panther Concept Art

 

If you’re interested in learning more about Black Panther in preparation of Civil War and the stand alone movie, check out Angie’s Black Panther primer which is a good introduction to the Marvel superhero character.

In June, Marvel head Kevin Feige was very guarded about if not the character would appear in that movie already having assumed the warrior mantle of Black Panther, but it looks like we now know for sure.

I don’t know how to answer that question without spoiling it! It is a role that he is still in the beginning phases of taking on, it’s a mantle he is only beginning to take on because his father is older.

Chadwick Boseman has stated that the character has never been presented in the way Marvel Studios is handling it:

It’s been done before in different ways, but it’s never been done exactly like this. Wesley Snipes also had his own franchise — you have to acknowledge that. You have to acknowledge what [Anthony] Mackie’s doing [with the Falcon]. But this is a little different in the way that Marvel is presenting it, so it’s amazing.

Black Panther

 

As for the Black Panther movie, Feige has been meeting with directors and setting the cast in place since the release of Avengers: Age Of Ultron. The stand alone movie is scheduled to hit theaters on July 6th 2018, a new date since Marvel announced their Spider-Man movie. Academy Award winning director Ava Duvernay was offered the film but turned it down because the collaboration would be too much of a compromise. Marvel has yet to announce a director for Black Panther, but maybe that will happen this weekend at the D23 Expo 2015.

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