“Black Panther” Screenwriter Talks Wakanda

Following his well-received debut in “Captain America: Civil War,” the excitement for the standalone “Black Panther” film has only increased as more exciting casting additions have been made to the Ryan Coogler-helmed feature.

This week, the film’s screenwriter Joe Robert Cole has spoken some more about how the events of ‘Civil War’ will directly lead into the new film. He tells Slashfilm:

“Our standalone movie will begin shortly after Civil War ends. So we’ll be able to see him mourning and him starting to take command as king of his own nation. Lots of things are going to occur within regards to that. The country will be under threat from inside and out so we’ll learn what Wakanda is, that nation, as the most technologically advanced nation on the planet. Also, as Wakanda’s rise to prominence happens, it will affect the MCU moving forward which is really exciting.”

Cole also debunked the rumor that he had previously written a script for the “Inhumans” film. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira star in “Black Panther” which begins production in January in Atlanta ahead of a February 16th 2018 release.