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Chadwick Boseman to play Black Panther

Los Angeles: Actor Chadwick Boseman has been roped in by Marvel Studios for the role of superhero Black Panther.

Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman and Chris Evans onstage during Marvel Studios fan event in Los Angeles
Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman and Chris Evans onstage during Marvel Studios fan event in Los Angeles. Pic/AFP

Chadwick Boseman was announced as T'Challa, the head of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, in the movie, which is scheduled to be released November 3, 2017.

The Black Panther created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby was a long-serving member of the Avengers who also enjoyed multiple critically acclaimed solo runs throughout his 48-year history. Boseman is best known for his roles in '42' and 'Get On Up'.

The studio also revealed the concept art for the character. The character will make its debut in 2016's third Captain America movie, according Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. Titled 'Captain America: Civil War', the film will see a clash between Chris Evans' played and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr).

Feige announced the full slate for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles in the presence of Chadwick Boseman, Chris Evans, and Downey Jr.

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