Avengers: Infinity War is already packed with a crazy number of superheroes, but there will be another one who will join the craziness. Chadwick Boseman has been confirmed via his Twitter account that his character, Wakandan Black Panther a.k.a. T’challa, will make an appearance in the movie.
On the microblogging site, Boseman posts a short video which features a glimpse of “Infinity War” set. We can see a trio of chairs which show the names of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), T’Challa and Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson). “Here we go… #BlackPanther #InfinityWar,” tweets Boseman. In front of T’Challa’s chair, there is a hand drum which fans assumed to be a part of the properties for his scene.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) June 8, 2017
Boseman will reprise his role as Black Panther in a standalone movie, which is set to be released on February 16, 2018. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader.
However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
Avengers: Infinity War is set to hit theaters on May 4, 2018.
Other cast members include Robert Downey Jr., Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Peter Dinklage and Terry Notary.