It’s hard not to like 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War.” Chris Evans (Captain America) and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) are extremely easy on the eyes. Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) hold their own as well, if not better, as the fellas do. The friendly banter between Don Cheadle (War Machine) and Downey felt like an episode of “House of Lies” (on Doug’s day off). And how much more charming could Tom Holland be as Spider-Man?
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But there was one other character that stood out amongst them. It wasn’t so much the liquid running, the graceful pouncing, the sharp nails, the debonair accent or even the powerful punch from Chadwick Boseman’s character Black Panther. It was the mystery of his character. Moviegoers knew his father was killed but not much else was mentioned about the prince’s past.
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This makes director Ryan Coogler coming aboard to create the “Black Panther” film (tentative release date: November 3, 2017) even more exciting. It’s already been confirmed that he’s bringing his friend and thespian Michael B. Jordan along to team up for a third project (“Fruitvale Station” and “Creed” being the first two).
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Boseman will star in the upcoming flick, too, as Black Panther again. And fashionista and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is also confirmed for a role in the upcoming flick.
Here are five other fun things to know about the film.
1. Although there has been talk of an annulment between Black Panther and Storm, that hasn’t stopped Boseman from pointing out that the superpower he wishes he had the most was hers. According to Boseman, “She ends up being my lady so what’s hers is mine and what’s mine is hers.” Although Florence Kasumba made a brief (and territorial) appearance in the film, there were no sightings of Storm in “Captain America: Civil War.”
2. Black Panther has a connection to Johnny Storm, who coincidentally was played in “Fantastic Four” films by both Jordan (2015) and Evans (2005).
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3. However, according to Marvel, the “Fantastic Four” didn’t have the best first encounter with T’Challa (Black Panther). A vessel gift given to them by people from Wakanda seemed like a perfect invitation to visit the area in Nigeria. However, they ended up coming face to face with Wakanda’s leader in a not so friendly battle. They played nice later on though.
4. This won’t be the first time the first few cast members will be meeting each other. Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong'o were seen posing together at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. Jordan also met her at a Vanity Fair event (photo shoot), describing Nyongo’o as “stunning” and “so talented.”
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5. Coogler was a comic book enthusiast growing up, regularly visiting a comic book store near his elementary school. He’d shop for comic books when he wasn’t at basketball or track n’ field practice.