Hey Yo! Draven here.
There has been a ton of smoke when it comes to speculation that Black Panther is going to make an appearance in the next AVENGERS film:
So to me it is not a matter of if Marvel is going to use Black Panther in their cinematic universe, but when. Well I think that the mystery has been solved, as Black Panther couldn’t have a higher profile debut than in the sequel to the second highest grossing film of all time (unless he shows up in AVATAR 2).
Here is some more smoke to add to the speculation, Bleeding Cool has a report that Marvel is interested in filming at least some of AVENGERS 2 in Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa is often used to imitate Wakanda, Black Panther’s fictional homeland. South Africa is also the setting for a lot of Black Panther’s adventures.
Obviously Marvel wants to have some of their lesser known characters be a part of the PHASE III universe and will probably use AVENGERS 2 to establish them for their own future solo films. There are already strong rumors that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will be joining The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and it appears that Black Panther will as well. How they are going to give everyone a satisfying amount of screen time is beyond me but if anyone can do it, Joss Whedon can.
THE AVENGERS 2 hits theaters May 1st, 2015. Stay tuned.
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