There are a ton of heroes in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie, more than you can shake a stick at. One of the biggest unknowns so far is how The Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) will fit in. This will be the introduction of the character before he moves on to his own stand alone film in 2018. Luckily for all of us, Marvel’s Cinematic Universe Guru Kevin Feige isn’t afraid to talk about how everything fits together.
While talking with Birth. Movies. Death. recently, Feige took the opportunity to clue us in on how the Black Panther fits in:
The reason we introduced him in Civil War is because we needed a third party. We needed fresh eyes who wasn’t embedded with the Avengers and who has a very different point of view than either Tony or Steve. We said, ‘We need somebody like Black Panther … why don’t we just use Black Panther?’ That’s how it went in the development process.
Today, pre-Civil War, post-Ultron I think [the Black Panther] and his father are saying, ‘A bunch of vibranium just got out of here and wreaked a lot of havoc. Maybe we can’t stay behind these borders anymore, maybe we have to stick our heads out and make at least an attempt to be a part of the rest of the world right now, while at the same time protecting our people.’ That’s sort of where we meet him in Civil War.
You’ve got to love how they use Avengers: Age of Ultron to kick-start a look at Vibranium, which leads us to Wakanda, which will bring in The Black Panther. It all makes great sense and just flows so well. It also looks as if Marvel is moving away from the solo hero movies. Gone are the days of just Iron Man or just Thor being in a movie by themselves.
Just look at how many heroes are in Captain America: Civil War. That trend will continue as they introduce more and more supporting heroes. About the only upcoming Marvel movie that I can see limited other Marvel heroes (outside of the Thor Mythos Heroes) is Thor: Ragnarok, and even then I imagine we’ll get plenty of references to other Marvel Heroes throughout if only in passing.
Word is that Ant-Man is an entertaining movie and I am hoping that the Russo Brothers can one up themselves when it comes to Captain America: Civil War.