The upcoming Black Panther Marvel film has been shrouded in rumor and speculation, but Marvel has finally blessed its fans with some more confirmed information about the movie.
Marvel fans got their first look at the movie by getting to see the current concept art for the film at Marvel’s press conference Tuesday during an event at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CNET reports.
So far, it looks like Marvel won’t disappoint.
The movie art features the Black Panther looking incredibly strong, fierce and rather intimidating – just as he should be.
The artist has managed to capture the hero’s incredibly athletic and muscular build flawlessly and only time will tell if that same build is captured on screen.
In addition to releasing the movie art, Marvel finally gave insatiable fans a release date for the movie, but it’s still far too early for the countdown to begin.
Black Panther won’t be hitting theaters until November 2017.
That doesn’t mean fans won’t get to get a glimpse of the prince-turned-superhero before then.
Marvel had already previously announced that the Black Panther will have his introduction to Marvel’s big screen universe in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
The new Captain America film is scheduled to hit theaters in May 2016.
Chadwick Boseman will take on the role of Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, but that doesn’t necessarily confirm his role for the actual solo film.
Producers behind the film will likely have a close eye on fans’ reactions to Boseman in the Captain America film.
It certainly will be a different role for Boseman, who has been taking on more historical roles lately.
He is best known for playing iconic baseball player Jackie Robinson in 42 and taking on the role of soul music legend James Brown in Get On Up.
Either way, Boseman doesn’t seem to be too nervous and said he’s excited about the upcoming projects.
“I’m blessed to be a part of this Marvel Universe, and to work with you both, and I look forward to making magic together,” Boseman said while he was on the stage with Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans who play Iron Man and Captain America, respectively.
Unfortunately, that’s about all the information fans were able to get out of the press conference, and there is still no confirmation about who will taking on the role of Doctor Strange.
Rumors have already attached Benedict Cumberbatch to the role, but Marvel has not responded to the rumors.
Deadline.com reports that Cumberbatch is already in negotiations with the studio, but that also has not been confirmed by Marvel.
Cumberbatch is known for his roles in Sherlock in 2010, Star Trek Into the Darkness in 2013, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 2013, and he will be starring in the upcoming Hobbit film as well as Penguins of Madagascar.
Meanwhile, Marvel also revealed an impressive roster of films that are scheduled to be released over the next few years.
In addition to Captain America: Civil War, fans can be on the lookout for Guardians of the Galaxy 2”to hit theaters in May 2017, Thor: Rangnarok to hit theaters on July 28, 2017, Captain Marvel to debut on July 6, 2018, Inhumans to hit theaters on Nov. 2, 2018, and Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 to hit theaters on May 4, 2018.
Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2019.