Each Marvel film has a link to one another, and this is the case with Phase Three movies "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War."
"This one is important," Marvel exec Kevin Feige said of the "Black Panther" movie, according to Comic Book Movie. "Not only do you get an unbelievable lead character, but you also get all of Wakanda which is a whole new setting and culture to explore."
Even though "Creed" director Ryan Coogler will direct the Chadwick Boseman-starrer, Feige said that the film will have a "primarily African-American cast."
As for the movie's plot and storyline, the Marvel producer shared: "It's a big geo-political action adventure that focuses on the family and royal struggle of T'Challa in Wakanda, and what is means to be a king. T'Challa's story is very important to us as it links to the next Avengers films, which is why we brought it forward."
Black Panther will make his first appearance in the 2016 Marvel film "Captain America: Civil War." As to his allegiance to the Avengers, Boseman said that it remains a mystery.
"He's someone who hasn't necessarily made up his mind about either side and whose agenda isn't exactly what Cap's agenda or what Tony's agenda is," Boseman told Entertainment Weekly. "And I think that brings him into conflict weirdly with both characters at different times in the film. He is the prince of an African nation that has so far stayed very much sort of in the shadows. And eventually the film will draw him and his father out of the shadows."
The actor added that he can go head to head with Chris Evans' Captain America since they are equally matched. In fact, the material used to make Cap's shield is the same one that makes the Black Panther's costume powerful.
"The vibranium is a metal that is dynamic. It can change how it's used. It's not a liquid, but it has the ability to change shape and change form and still have its strength," Boseman discussed the material used in their costume and weapon. "I think there a lot of things about that in the mythology that I think has a lot of potential in terms of the storytelling... It's not just about being durable, it has the ability to absorb energy. It's not just like you hit it and it doesn't take it. It has the ability to absorb the attack of another person and repel or respond to that attack. That's part of the power."
"Black Panther" has been scheduled for release on February 16, 2018.