Say goodbye to the bio pics that he has been starring in, Marvel has announced that Chadwick Boseman will be starring as the superhero “Black Panther”. In case you are not aware how MAJOR this truly is, allow us to put it in perspective. Boseman will star as the first black super hero in and it will star in his own film “Black Panther” slated for release in 2017.
A little history on the “Black Panther” character for the non comicbook folks out here, Black Panther was first debuted in comic books (Fantastic Four #52 specifically) in July of 1966. According to Marvel.com, Black Panther’s real name is “T’Challa,” and he is “heir to the centuries-old ruling dynasty of the African kingdom Wakanda, and ritual leader of its Panther Clan.”
This move marks a major career boost for Boseman and we cannot wait to see both movies. Check out his welcome to Marvel: