The Black Panther Story Thickens – Marvel Interested In Cape Town Shoot For Next Avengers

black pantherAnant Singh, the chairman of Cape Town’s film studios, was featured in a bulletin on the Cape Town radio station 5FM yesterday. His big reveal was that Marvel Studios have been in touch and are interested in filming some of the next Avengers film in the area.

It wasn’t entirely clear if this meant in the Cape Town studio facilities or on location, but I’d be very surprised if it isn’t the latter. Why go to Cape Town when you have a deal in place to use UK studio spaces?

We have been expecting Black Panther to be involved – it certainly looks like casting is underway – and Singh’s comments would seem to translate into yet more evidence.

T’Challa, the Black Panther, comes from the nation of Wakanda but, well, there’s no real Wakanda to go film in, for one thing, and what’s more, South Africa has regularly been part of his stories.

At this point, I’d be more surprised if the character isn’t featured. This will make three new superpowered characters for the film – Black Panther, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch – with who knows how many more to follow. I wonder how big their roles will be?

And I wonder if any of them, particularly T’Challa, will get their own standalone movies afterwards.

Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 12.34.08 PM

Laughter & Spanish Lessons: Six More Cast Photos Of Filming Fuller House Season 2

STL020157

Jupiter’s Legacy, She-Wolf And Three Valiant 4001 Titles Get 2nd Prints

390a859

Marvel TV’s Annie Geffroy Moves Back To Fox

Regarding Captain America, Paste Magazine Backtracks On Backtracking

ppz

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Stars Discuss Who Would Survive In Interview Clip

71GNSfMM+UL

Cory Godbey Is Turning Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales Into A Children’s Book

Mouse-Guard-Legends-of-the-Guard-v2-001

A David Petersen Fall: Wind in the Willows & A Mouse Guard Collection

Every Iron Man Suit Ever… Or At Least Mostly

a98b5400-bec2-4457-89d8-bd1563922f53

$440 Value: A Star Trek Humble Bundle From IDW

Power Rangers, Adventure Time And Hand-Made Steven Universe Comics In Boom’s San Diegio Comic Con Exclusives