A collection of new concept art for Marvel’s Black Panther has been let loose almost exactly a year before the film’s expected release, via Geek Tyrant. The images show off the setting of the movie in T’Challa’s (Black Panther) home of Wakanda, the futuristic African nation where he rules. Just one look at this artwork indicates that Black Panther is going to be one fantastically-designed film.
Whether you’re a diehard fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or simply a sucker for spectacular artfulness, these images will surely pique your interest in the newest addition to the MCU. Have a flick through the beautiful concept art here:
Marvel announced that the production of Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman in the leading role, had begun in January of this year with shooting reportedly taking place in Atlanta and South Korea. The synopsis released with that news is as follows:
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.
Ryan Coogler of Creed and Fruitvale Station is directing this next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole (The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story). Alongside Chadwick Boseman, the movie stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kuluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis. It is produced by Kevin Feige, with Executive Producers Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and the phenomenal Stan Lee.
Black Panther is due for release on February 16th, 2018.