T’Challa, aka Black Panther, will make his debut in the upcoming Marvel superhero bonanza Captain America: Civil War before getting a solo film in 2018, but one fan is introducing him to the public already. Darian Robbins, a multimedia artist, has created a set of world-building fan art to acquaint casual MCU viewers with the fan-favorite from the comics.
T’Challa, who will be played by Chadwick Boseman, is ruler of the fictional African country of Wakanda, a technologically advanced nation that is home to the nearly indestructible and highly valuable metal Vibranium (the same metal Captain America’s shield was forged from). Speaking with Polygon, Robbins explained the motivation behind his art.
“I chose these covers because I was thinking about how to bridge the gap of fiction to reality to help world building and character introduction…The idea came from the first Iron Man movie when they showed a montage sequence of Tony Stark on various magazine covers.”
T’Challa is not only a ruler and a brilliant scientific mind, he’s also a bonafide hero, multibillionaire, and foil to Tony Stark. Robbins explains,
“In the comic book universe T’Challa is equal to Stark in intelligence and heroism and surpasses him in others: technology, wealth, and leadership..For the non-comic book readers it might be hard to understand the latter, so hopefully the mock covers and other media would help people get up to speed.”
Check out some of Robbins art below, or head to hit twitter page to see it all.
— Darian Robbins (@Darian_Robbins) May 30, 2015
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