With less than a year to wait before Marvel’s Black Panther arrives in a cinema near you, some behind the scenes pictures and videos have emerged from the shoot in South Korea, via Comic Book Movie.
The Black Panther (a.k.a. T’Challa/The King of Wakanda) first made his impression as an unstoppable force in a chase sequence in Captain America: Civil War. Next February, T’Challa gets his very own feature film and production is well underway.
It was reported by Variety this February that the production team was booked to fly out to the port city of Busan, South Korea to film an “absolutely wild chase sequence” involving the protagonist, villain, 150 cars, helicopters, guns and some 700 people! This makes Black Panther the second of the Marvel projects to use South Korea as a location (after Avengers: Age of Ultron) alongside its principal photography behind closed doors in Atlanta.
Luckily, we didn’t have to wait long to catch a glimpse of some of the action for ourselves thanks to Instagram and Twitter. Editor for Comic Book Movie, Rochi Shion, offered up this tasty Tweet earlier today:
— Rochi Shion (@Marvel_Freshman) March 21, 2017
Also, check out some set footage below:
While the videos don’t raise the heart rate all too high right now, we can be sure that following the edit and post-production, with the addition of the aforementioned helicopters and blank rounds, the chase sequence will be one of epic proportions. Particularly bearing in mind his formidable strength in Captain America: Civil War.
Here’s a reminder of Black Panther’s synopsis:
“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.
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman in the title role alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Sterling K. Brown, Andy Serkis and John Kan.
Black Panther will be released on February 16, 2018.