Saturday, August 15, 2015

Captain America: Civil War' Set Photos Reveal Black Panther's Costume

                The Phase 3 of Marvel's Cinematic Universe is set to start next year, and leading the next phase is Anthony and Joe Russo's follow up to the Captain America: Winter Soldier storyline. Their upcoming film Captain America: Civil War will put Steven Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) on the opposite sides of the law. But despite the much awaited face-off between the two heroes, fans are also eager to see the introduction of Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther in the MCU.
                While on the Berlin, Germanyfilming location, we finally get to see Black Panther in action wearing his own costume. Chadwick Boseman was previously seen on set, but these photos by Comic Book Movie (link to marks the first appearance of the Black Panther costume. In the photos posted, we see Black Panther in the filming location (played by a stunt double) together with a stunt double for the Winter Soldier.

                The photos themselves don't provide more info about that particular scene. We don't know yet if they are fighting or chasing each other at this moment. However, we have heard from Kevin Feige that T’Challa will not be a part of the Civil War, but instead going after Bucky for some reason. This might be the reason why we see Black Panther and Winter Soldier together in this scene. In the images, it's also revealed that Captain America is on their tail, with a stunt double racing along a ledge of a building.

                Some fans might find the suit a little unappealing for now, but it should be noted that this is just a photo from the set and it will look far better during post-production. And from the looks of it, the suit does fare quite a resemblance with the concept art previously released by Marvel which was well received by a lot of fans.

Black Panther is the king of the fictional country of Wakanda, which was recently mentioned in Avengers: Age of Ultron as the home of vibranium. That metal was featured heavily when Ultron used it to form the Vision's body. Knowing that Black Panther comes from Wakanda, it wouldn't be much of a stretch to say that vibranium will be a part of his suit. Whether it's a vibranium armor to protect him from bullets or vibranium claws that can cut through anything, the highly valuable metal is sure to play a role in the film.

                With all this characters in play during the film, some are wondering how the Russo brothers will handle the load. But knowing their track record with superhero films, expect this one to be full of action and thrilling one-on-one combat. The only thing to wonder about right now is the story and how all these characters will come together. We'll just have to wait and see next year when Captain America: Civil War opens to theaters on May 6th, 2016.


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