Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ began production last week in Atlanta, and JustJared has the latest set photos of Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Danai Gurira and Chad Boseman on set. You can check out the images here.
This morning, Marvel’s co-president Louis D’Esposito took to social media to share a photo of the on-set chair from ‘Black Panther,’ revealing a new logo that’s different from the one we saw revealed at SDCC 2016.
The new logo looks grittier, which represents the tone of the movie. In an interview with CBR, actor Chad Boseman shared that ‘Black Panther’ is different from other Marvel heroes, and would influence the movie. “It’s funny, because on one hand, the Marvel movies that I’ve liked the most are the ones that are funny. I love “Ant-Man.” But for me, most of the time the darker superhero movies are the ones that I gravitate towards, that I love the most. So I’m glad that I’m not in an “Ant-Man.” I’m glad that the tone of [“Black Panther”] may be a little grittier. I just wanted to establish that from the beginning, that that’s what we were doing. That that’s what I intend to do. I feel like we’ll end up in a place that I’ve always wanted to be when I look at superhero movies. Those are the ones I like the most. It’s exciting to do that.”
Stars Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War) as T’Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan (Fantastic Four) as Erik Killmonger, Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as Okoye, Lupita Nyong’o (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Nakia, Angela Bassett (Green Lantern) as Ramonda, T’Challa’s mother, and Forest Whitaker (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Zuri. It also includes Daniel Kaluuya (Black Mirror) as W’Kabi, Winston Duke (Person of Interest) as M’Baku, Florence Kasumba (Captain America: Civil War) as Ayo, Letitia Wright (Doctor Who) as Serita, and Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O.J. Simpson) as N’Jobu.
The film is being directed and co-written by Creed and Fruitvale Station filmmaker, Ryan Coogler, and production is expected to get underway this January.
‘Black Panther’ slashes into theaters on February 16, 2018.