Black Panther producer Nate Moore says the movie will differ from other superhero origin stories.
Black Panther will clearly be unique from many superhero films in the fact that it’s headlined by an African-American lead and consists of a predominantly black cast. But it sounds like the movie will also set itself apart in another way.
Executive producer Nate Moore recently spoke with Complex and explained that the film will not go down the typical superhero origin route:
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"What’s great is that people have already met Chadwick [Boseman] in Civil War, so now we get to jump in feet first without having to tell a more traditional origin story. We meet him as his world is changing. Black Panther takes place right after the events of Civil War, so T’Challa’s father has just been killed, he has returned home to Wakanda, and T’Challa has to navigate potentially becoming the new ruler of this nation. He never intended to become the king for years because he figured his dad would be around for a long time. T’Chaka’s death is, in a lot of ways, the catalyst for everything that’s happening in Black Panther."
With the film set to take place after last year’s Captain America: Civil War, it was a pretty safe bet that it would hit the ground running and dive right into T’Challa’s path to the throne.
Although the superhero genre is still very popular among fans and general audiences, many are getting tired of seeing the conventional origin story. Hopefully, the prince of Wakanda’s first solo outing can shake things up with the MCU films and superhero films in general.
Black Panther arrives in theaters on February 16, 2018.