Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther in 'Captain America: Civil War.' (Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios)

Marvel Studios Filming 'Black Panther' Starring Chadwick Boseman


FEBRUARY 03, 2017

Jakarta. Marvel Studios kicked off the filming of "Black Panther" starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o on Friday (03/02).

The superhero flick follows T'Challa (Boseman) as he returns to his home country Wakanda after the incident in "Captain America: Civil War," where a bomb exploded at an international gathering and kills his father, the king of Wakanda.

Although Wakanda is isolated from neighboring countries on the African continent, it experiences advanced technological development.

T'Challa returns to sit occupy his father's throne and lead Wakanda through a high-risk conflict that may bring destruction to the country and the world.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler, who helmed the critically acclaimed drama "Creed" and "Fruitvale Station." The script is written by Joe Robert Cole, who wrote "The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story." Coogler is bringing his team from "Creed" and "Fruitvale Station," such as director of photography Rachel Morrison, production planner Claudia Castello and Michael P. Shawyer.

"Black Panther" will be released in American theaters on Feb. 16.

Having earned $1,1 billion worldwide, Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" was one of the highest-grossing movies of 2016.

This year, Marvel will fill theaters worldwide with "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (May 5), "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (July 7) and "Thor: Ragnarok" (Nov. 3).