Entertainment Weekly gets a deeper look into the upcoming Marvel film, which introduces the new character played by Chadwick Boseman. Black Panther, aka T'Challa, is a prince from the fictional African nation of Wakanda. He gets drawn into the conflict between Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans) over the Sokovia Accords, a global law drawn up after the events of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" to monitor superheroes.
"There definitely is a sort of tradition that he's torn between, in terms of how things were done in the past and how things need to happen now in this new world," Boseman said of Black Panther.
So, who does he side with — Tony Stark or Steve Rogers? Executive producer Nate Moore called T'Challa the "undecided voter."
"He's someone who hasn't necessarily made up his mind about either side and whose agenda isn't exactly what Cap's agenda or what Tony's agenda is. And I think that brings him into conflict weirdly with both characters at different times in the film," Moore said. "He is the prince of an African nation that has so far stayed very much sort of in the shadows. And eventually the film will draw him and his father out of the shadows."
Out of the shadows for good, too — Black Panther will get his own standalone movie in February 2018.
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