In a film that featured appearances from nearly all of the major heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - plus the onscreen debut of Tom Holland's Peter Parker/Spider-Man - it's saying something that Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa/Black Panther still wound up being one of the most memorable elements of Captain America: Civil War. With just one full movie under his belt as the character, Boseman has quickly become a fan favorite in the Marvel world, and much to the excitement of fans everywhere - will be returning next year with his very own standalone film with Black Panther, directed by Creed filmmaker, Ryan Coogler.
Filming for the highly-anticipated standalone film has been underway for quite some time now, with the Black Panther production team recently taking to South Korea to film some specific sequences set outside of T'Challa's home nation of Wakanda. And said to be at the center of those international shoots, is a huge car chase sequence that will reportedly involve 150 cars, more than 700 people, helicopters, and gunfire, and is shaping up to be one of the film's largest action sequences.
As filming in South Korea continues, more and more set photos from the filming of the car chase have been making their way online. After a new video offered another glimpse at the Dora Milaje in the film as well, a new batch of set photos feature the king himself, T'Challa, in his Black Panther armor riding atop a speeding car. Posted by Marvel_Freshman, the photos just continue to tease the full scope and technical aspects of the scene itself:
— Rochi Shion (@Marvel_Freshman) March 21, 2017
The chase will reportedly be between T'Challa and one of the film's antagonists, which many believe to be Michael B. Jordan's Erik Killmonger, and it looks to be the biggest sequence taking place in South Korea. It's worth noting also that Black Panther will be the second Marvel film to use South Korea as a backdrop, following 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, and while it doesn't look like Black Panther will feature nearly as many international backdrops as that team-up film did, it does let fans know they shouldn't expect Black Panther to take place entirely in Wakanda.
It's entirely possible that this South Korea sequence could be linked somehow to Andy Serkis' Ulysses Klaw, an international arms dealer first introduced in Age of Ultron, and who is expected to be one of the main antagonists in Black Panther. It may explain why possibly both T'Challa and Killmonger are venturing outside of their home nation at the same time, to track down Klaw and either work with him or try to take him down. Right now, anything is possible, so it's hard to know for sure what might lead to this mammoth of an action sequence, which already looks to be yet another reason fans can get excited for Black Panther, just in case they needed yet another one.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) release date: May 05, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019