Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" - 'Black Panther'

Further to Marvel Studios filming certain sequences of "The Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron", in Cape Town, South Africa, reports continue to surface that Marvel Comics' superhero 'Black Panther' is introduced in the new film:

"The Avengers: Age of Ultron" hired South Africa-based background performer "extras" casting coordinator, J.P. van der Merwe for a shoot in Cape Town.

"...a lot of the sequel has to do with (The Avengers) place, not only in America, but in the world...", said the new film's writer/director Joss Whedon.

Filming in South Africa affords the Avengers an opportunity to seek out 'T'Challa' aka the 'Black Panther', whose homeland 'Wakanda' is the African nation whose main export is 'vibranium', a metal alloy that makes up the shield of 'Captain America', as well as sought by the villain 'Ultron' throughout various Marvel Comics.

Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and illustrator-co-plotter Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics, 'Black Panther' debuted in "Fantastic Four" #52 (July 1966), as the first black superhero in mainstream comics.

As king of Wakanda, the Panther has access to a vast collection of magical artifacts, advanced Wakandan technological and military hardware, as well as the support of his nation's wide array of scientists, warriors, and mystics.

He is also a skilled hunter, tracker, strategist, politician, inventor and scientist, with a Ph.D. in Physics from Oxford University.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Black Panther"...