After many years of waiting, Black Panther is finally coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As was confirmed last October, the character - played by Chadwick Boseman - will be making his debut in Joe and Anthony Russo's Captain America: Civil War. Because of this, we've long expected that at least some of the blockbuster would be set in the hero's African homeland of Wakanda, but now the production appears to be on the lookout for some actors who can play some of Black Panther's countrymen.
A new casting call has been posted over at the website Tammy Smith Casting, and while the notice says that the production is using the working title Sputnik, it's schedule for shooting in Atlanta definitely matches up with Captain America: Civil War's plans. The film appears to be looking for a wide variety of extras, but the most interesting category is the section looking for African men and women in ethnic wardrobe. You can find the entire casting call below:
Of course, while Captain America: Civil War is said to be the film that will first introduce us to Black Panther, it seems that it won’t be the first time that audiences are introduced to the nation of Wakanda. The production of The Avengers: Age of Ultron filmed some sequences in Johannesburg, South Africa, and it’s widely believed that the city is standing in for Marvel’s fictional African nation. It’s also been predicted that Ultron will be using Wakanda’s famous vibranium mines to make himself nearly indestructible, as hinted at in the movie’s first trailer:
Captain America: Civil War will be filming in Atlanta at the start of the summer, and is scheduled to be released on May 6, 2016. The Avengers: Age of Ultron arrives May 1st.
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