Set photos continue to leak out from the production of Captain America: Civil War, and images that have surfaced this week reveal the first look at Black Panther’s costume in the highly anticipated Marvel film.
Captain America: Civil War is set to give Marvel fans their first on-screen look at Black Panther, Collider notes, even though the character is scheduled to appear in his own film in November of 2017. When Civil War was first announced, much conjecture surrounded Black Panther’s role in the story, which centers around a division in the world of superheroes over the idea of government control and registration. It was originally thought by some fans that Black Panther would take on the role that Spider-Man played in the iconic comic series, though that character has since been confirmed for the film, as the Inquisitr previously noted.
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The new set images depict not only Black Panther, but also Captain America (a stuntman in costume, not actor Chris Evans, according to Comingsoon.net). Even though Chadwick Boseman doesn’t appear in the images as T’Challa (a stuntman is playing the character in the shot), fans are getting their first look at the costume, which appears very similar to the comics. Black Panther can be seen climbing the wall of a building in one image, suspended by a harness, while another stuntman portraying the Winter Soldier stands nearby.
NEW CIVIL WAR SET PHOTOS. BUCKY IN A NORMAL COSTUME!! STEVE ROGERS IN ACTION!! FIRST LOOK AT BLACK PANTHER’S COSTUME! pic.twitter.com/IgcweAbEVe
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The photos come from the German set of Captain America: Civil War, located in Berlin, where filming is currently underway. The movie is set to open next year, featuring a wide-ranging cast that includes almost all of Marvel’s current film characters. Civil War will see Captain America take up leadership of the new Avengers following the events of Age Of Ultron, though his efforts will be complicated by mounting political pressure to install a governing body over the superheroes.
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Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters on May 6, 2016, bringing Black Panther to the screen for the first time.
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