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Does Marvel scouting South African locations confirm Black Panther is in The Avengers 2? Could we get an Inhumans movie in Phase Three?

05.17.2013

As THE AVENGERS 2 gets closer to being a reality, Marvel will begin prep work to film in anticipation of the schedule 2015 release date. While Joss Whedon has formally announced that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will appear in the super squad sequel, rumblings have not quit that Black Panther will make an appearance as well. Those rumors were further fueled when Cape Town film studio head Anant Singh took to South African radio to indicate that Marvel was looking to shoot a part of THE AVENGERS 2 there.

With THE AVENGERS 2 primarily shooting in the UK, location shooting in South Africa could be for many different reasons, but it does feel like a strong indicator that Black Panther may be part of the sequel story. It does fit with Morris Chestnuts's vague tweets about the role. With all of the original cast coming back (possibly without Jeremy Renner), is THE AVENGERS 2 bordering on character overload?

Not necessarily. There are no indications that Black Panther will be more than a minor introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and could in fact just be a setup appearance for Phase Three. So far, we only know that ANT-MAN is a lock for the next round of Marvel movies with several hints that DOCTOR STRANGE will be there too. Marvel honcho Kevin Feige also told Entertainment Weekly that they are looking at also developing a movie based on The Inhumans.

“Inhumans is cool, they’re really great characters,” he said in a recent interview, getting more animated about this title than almost any other he discussed. “The most powerful guy is the king who doesn’t say a word and if he does — lookout. That’s awesome. And the notion of the Terrigen Mists, this notion that you go through and don’t know what you’re going to be on the other side, is incredibly compelling dramatically. In other words, all the craziness that comes with Inhumans, we’ve done in the other movies already,” Feige says. “But this would have some of the social drama that we haven’t really done yet. [Fox’s] X-Men, obviously, has been touching on that stuff for a while.”

The idea that Marvel/Disney would develop another superhero team in addition to both THE AVENGERS and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is bold, but also the ideal way to feature so many heroes with a limited number of films. Plus, you don't need to give minor heroes an entire feature for themselves, you can explore if their is a fan base and see if a solo film is worth making (i.e. Hulk).

The future is looking wide open for Marvel and Phase Three. Now we just need to know who will be in it. THE AVENGERS 2 closes out Phase Two on May 1, 2015.

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3:29PM on 05/18/2013
Great way to introduce Panther. Wakanda is where the metal in Cap's shield fell to Earth, no?
Great way to introduce Panther. Wakanda is where the metal in Cap's shield fell to Earth, no?
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11:11AM on 05/18/2013

I'm really hoping for Black Panther

He's the character I most want to see in live action now, keeping my fingers crossed
He's the character I most want to see in live action now, keeping my fingers crossed
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10:56AM on 05/18/2013
The black dude from serenity, I'm sure he
Can tailer his accent. Plus later on we can have fanboys make a fan made video of his Black Panther vs. Bales Batman.
The black dude from serenity, I'm sure he
Can tailer his accent. Plus later on we can have fanboys make a fan made video of his Black Panther vs. Bales Batman.
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10:49AM on 05/18/2013

Inhumans

I'd like to see Inhumans done with a Russian cast. At least get an international mix. Open Marvel up to the world wide box office. So much talent in the other 95% of earth. I'm tired of Americans and British in everything.
I'd like to see Inhumans done with a Russian cast. At least get an international mix. Open Marvel up to the world wide box office. So much talent in the other 95% of earth. I'm tired of Americans and British in everything.
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7:26AM on 05/18/2013
South Africa might stand in for Wakanda. How odd would that development be considering past Black Panther stories? Or, South Africa might provide exotic, "alien" landscapes in which the characters visit other dimensions and planets. Remember, South Africa has some desert, and it has all of the wild featured in The Gods Must be Crazy I & II.
Also, this article mentions the Inhumans. I like Feige's vision. The X-Men movies have successfully presented some subtle, mild social commentary. I would
South Africa might stand in for Wakanda. How odd would that development be considering past Black Panther stories? Or, South Africa might provide exotic, "alien" landscapes in which the characters visit other dimensions and planets. Remember, South Africa has some desert, and it has all of the wild featured in The Gods Must be Crazy I & II.
Also, this article mentions the Inhumans. I like Feige's vision. The X-Men movies have successfully presented some subtle, mild social commentary. I would not mind an Inhumans movies doing the same.
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5:09AM on 05/18/2013

i hope

I hope this isn't just another film of assembling new members, then a 45 minute cgi battle as the finale.
I hope this isn't just another film of assembling new members, then a 45 minute cgi battle as the finale.
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5:08AM on 05/18/2013

i hope

I hope this isn't just another film of assembling new members, then a 45 minute cgi battle as the finale.
I hope this isn't just another film of assembling new members, then a 45 minute cgi battle as the finale.
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7:14PM on 05/17/2013
I love all this comic book movie news, theres something new everyday! great time to be alive!!!!
I love all this comic book movie news, theres something new everyday! great time to be alive!!!!
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5:09AM on 05/18/2013
There's too much of it.
This website used to report on other news as well.

Now its the odd bit of news in between comic film news.
There's too much of it.
This website used to report on other news as well.

Now its the odd bit of news in between comic film news.
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5:23PM on 05/17/2013
To me, Hounsou would be to old for the character. He'll be in his Fifties by the time Black Panther/Avengers 2 films. T'Challa is supposed to be in his Twenties-early Thirties at most. I would like to see John Boyega, Chadwick Boseman, Aldis Hodge, Michael B. Jordan, or Nate Parker cast in the role.

I would love to see the Inhumans, that could be a really cool film(s). Hopefully Guardians of the Galaxy does well so this happens.

To me, Hounsou would be to old for the character. He'll be in his Fifties by the time Black Panther/Avengers 2 films. T'Challa is supposed to be in his Twenties-early Thirties at most. I would like to see John Boyega, Chadwick Boseman, Aldis Hodge, Michael B. Jordan, or Nate Parker cast in the role.

I would love to see the Inhumans, that could be a really cool film(s). Hopefully Guardians of the Galaxy does well so this happens.

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5:14PM on 05/17/2013
And Jim Caviezel for Doctor Strange!
And Jim Caviezel for Doctor Strange!
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10:51AM on 05/18/2013
Not bad Soloist, the best one from you yet. Im not a Dr strange fan, but Jim isn't a bad choice, I'm sure there are other good, if not better choices.
Not bad Soloist, the best one from you yet. Im not a Dr strange fan, but Jim isn't a bad choice, I'm sure there are other good, if not better choices.
3:26PM on 05/18/2013
Great choice but I fear they'll go younger. My vote has been forColin Firth, then Viggo. Hell, I think Caviezel's my #3 now..
Great choice but I fear they'll go younger. My vote has been forColin Firth, then Viggo. Hell, I think Caviezel's my #3 now..
5:01PM on 05/17/2013
It would be great to see either Ant-Man, Black Panther, or Doctor Strange in Avengers 2 either in a big role or minor role. Or at least they're foreshadowed in some way.

After seeing Star Trek Into Darknessast night, I think Benedict Cumberbatch would make for a great Ant-Man. As for Black Panther I would still like to see Chiwetel Ejiofor or Djimon Hounsou for the role. I think they would all be solid choices.
It would be great to see either Ant-Man, Black Panther, or Doctor Strange in Avengers 2 either in a big role or minor role. Or at least they're foreshadowed in some way.

After seeing Star Trek Into Darknessast night, I think Benedict Cumberbatch would make for a great Ant-Man. As for Black Panther I would still like to see Chiwetel Ejiofor or Djimon Hounsou for the role. I think they would all be solid choices.
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