Marvel Studios are going to spend a whopping $7 billion on 10 films over the coming few years. The most anticipated among the ten films is Black Panther as this is one of the most popular character which was yet to be seen on the big screen. The fans though will have to wait for a while as the film is expected to come out only in November 2017. The president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige confirmed that they will be casting Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. Boseman will be the first African-American superhero to lead a stand-alone Marvel film. Boseman though will be seen first in Captain America: Civil War which will hit the theaters in May 2016.
The announcement of the films was made as part of a presentation where all the actors including Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) and Boseman playing the three superheroes were present.
Boseman has signed a lucrative five film deal that begins from the Captain America film. He expressed his delight on getting the opportunity to work with some of the biggest stars and also be a part of the Marvel Universe. The 37-year-old Boseman is best known for playing the role of Jackie Robinson in the 2013 film 42 and also for playing the role of the iconic musician James Brown in the movie Get on Up. He was appreciated for his work in both these movies which catapulted him to stardom.
Feige also announced the first stand-alone female super-heroine movie Captain Marvel as fans have been calling for a super-heroine to get her own limelight. However, Feige also made it pretty clear that Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow won’t be involved in her own adventure as along with Hulk, they will only be seen in the Avengers films.
Asked about who will be directing these movies, Feige played it cool and didn’t disclose anything more. However, the fans are in for a treat.