Black Panther is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the eighteenth film installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is to be directed by Ryan Coogler from a screenplay by himself and Joe Robert Cole, and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Andy Serkis, Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Angela Bassett and Letitia Wright. In Black Panther, two enemies challenge Black Panther's leadership, forcing him to team up with the C.I.A. and the Dora Milaje, Wakanda's special forces, to stop them.
Wesley Snipes first mentioned his intention to work on a Black Panther film in 1992, with that project going through multiple iterations over the next decade but never coming to fruition. A Black Panther film was announced as one of the ten Marvel films that would be developed by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures in September 2005, with Mark Bailey hired to write a script in January 2011. Black Panther was officially announced in October 2014, along with Boseman in the title role. By the end of 2015, Cole and Coogler had both joined the film, and additional cast members came on board beginning in May 2016. The film is scheduled to begin principal photography in early 2017 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia.
Black Panther is set to be released in North America on February 16, 2018.