Movie fans expecting to catch a better glimpse of Wakanda in “Captain America: Civil War” than they saw in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will have to wait a bit longer. Long expected to be one of the locales featured in the Marvel Studios sequel, Black Panther’s country will actually remain off-camera until the character’s solo film arrives in 2018.
“I know you thought you were because of ‘Age of Ultron,'” Chadwick Bosemann told Nerdist of “Civil War’s” lack of Wakandan scenery, “but… it’s not happening.”
Wakanda’s presence is felt throughout the movie, however. In fact, Bosemann actually developed a specific accent for the fictional country. “He found a regional accent based on where Wakanda would be,” co-director Joe Russo explained.
In addition to the where, there’s also the question of when “Black Panther” takes place. Pressed on whether the events in “Civil War” lead into or take place after the character’s movie, Bosemann remained silent. However, what happens in “Civil War” will tie directly into the character’s solo film. “You’re seeing him in the larger scheme of things, like fighting outside of his country,” Bosemann said of Black Panther’s role in the sequel. “It will definitely affect what you see later. That’s all I can say.”
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and more, “Captain America: Civil War” opens on May 6, 2016. “Black Panther” hits theaters on February 16, 2018.