Black Panther has wrapped principal photography. Following Chadwick Boseman’s show-stealing turn as T’Challa in last summer’s Captain America: Civil War, anticipation has been high for the character’s solo film. Already one of Marvel’s most popular heroes, the promise of a superhero film primarily set in Africa with a mostly black cast has moviegoers eagerly anticipating the film next year. And though we’ve had the privilege of seeing Black Panther in action already, many have been waiting to see a glimpse of the new movie.
Earlier this week, we got word of footage from Black Panther that was screened for journalists. It in, the tribal and technological Wakanda was teased, along with the might of the Dora Milaje, some returning faces, and a few new enemies. With it, Marvel signaled to fans that a public teaser could be coming soon. Yesterday, word broke that we could hope for a Black Panther trailer this summer, possibly at the recently-confirmed Marvel 2017 San Diego Comic-Con panel. Now, that reality seems a bit closer, as filming looks to have finally wrapped for the ambitious project from Marvel Studios.
Boseman took to Twitter to shared a photo of himself with Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Dora Milaje member Nakia in the movie. Also in the photo are director Ryan Coogler (Creed) and actor Syndelle Noel (GLOW). Check it out below:
While the news of the movie wrapping is certainly exciting, the presence of Noel may be a new clue about the film. Noel isn’t currently listed in the cast, so it could be she was just at the party. She retweeted the post, however, adding “Yes, we did! …and making history. #ThatsaWrap.” She’s been a rising star for some time, and has a background in physical roles, so she could be playing another Dora Milaje warrior. She was also in the “Get Out Challenge” video posted by Black Panther star David Kaluuya, showing the cast of the film participating in the “Get Out challenge.” At this point, it’s safe to assume she too is in the film.
In the meantime, the cast are continuing to show off fun behind-the-scenes looks at the movie. Boseman recently posted a video of Martin Freeman joining in on a drum circle, standing in stark contrast to how stern his character Everett Ross is in the MCU. With updates on the movie now coming regularly, we could very well see some promotional images or even a brief teaser before the proper trailer drops this summer. In the meantime, we’ll bring you all the Black Panther news that emerges.
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