Marvel just dropped the mic and walked away on their huge Marvel Event announcing the movies that will fill their Phase 3 lineup. Among the announcements was that one of the studio’s worst-kept secrets, a Black Panther movie, has been confirmed and also has a release date. The movie is set for November 3, 2017.
Additionally, Marvel announced that the very talented Chadwick Boseman (42, Get on Up) would be playing the title role (sorry, people who want Idris Elba to star in everything). It’s that kind of perfect Marvel casting of taking a talented up-and-comer and catapulting him into the stratosphere (we have yet to see it with an actress, but maybe we’ll get that with Captain Marvel). Finally, Marvel released concept art for the character. Hit the jump to check out the Black Panther image and to learn more about the character. [Update: Deadline adds that Boseman has signed a five-film contract with Marvel, which begins with an appearance in Captain America: Civil War and continues through Phase Three.]