The entire third act of Avengers: Infinity War is set to take place in Wakanda, but even though the film will spend a significant portion of its time in the fictional African nation, don't expect it to be Black Panther 1.5.
During a press conference moderated by Grandmaster actor Jeff Goldblum and attended by CBR on Sunday in Beverly Hills, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman made sure to note that the third Avengers film is its own film. "Avengers: Infinity War is Avengers: Infinity War," Boseman said. "It's not Black Panther 1.5 or Black Panther 2 or anything like that."
"I think we have a strong presence within the movie," Boseman said. "And it was great to have some of these people -- not going to say who, exactly -- in Wakanda. But it is its own movie, and it was great to go from what we did, with Black Panther, and bring some of that into Avengers. It was a relief, actually. But it's its own thing."
It was revealed earlier this year that the final fight sequence in the film will take place in Wakanda as the Avengers seek to stop the Mad Titan Thanos from procuring the Mind Stone from Vision. The fight scene is setting up to be a lengthy one, spanning 25 pages in the script.
In theaters April 27, Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin, among others.