A new face has joined the cast of Marvel's upcoming superhero flick "Black Panther." South African actor Atandwa Kani confirmed his casting with a post on his Instagram account.
Kani's father, John Kani, previously played the role of King T'Chaka of Wakanda in "Captain America: Civil War." He is set to reprise his role in "Black Panther." And while the younger Kani's actual role has not been confirmed, the IMDb page of "Black Panther" indicates that he will be playing a young King T'Chaka, reports Times Live.
But the Wakandan King is not the only returning character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman are also set to appear as Ulysses Klaue and Everett K. Ross. And, of course, Chadwick Boseman will make his debut in his first standalone film as the titular superhero, also known as T'Challa.
Meanwhile, production for "Black Panther" is currently underway. It was previously reported that the film will be shooting a car chase scene in South Korea and will involve famous landmarks like Gwangalli beach, Gwangan Bridge and the Jagalchi fish market. And according to GamesRadar, filming in South Korea has already begun.
A video that was uploaded to YouTube shows the Black Panther on top of a blue car as it backs up to shoot another scene at night. Based on the clip, it looks like "Black Panther" is going to be just as action-packed as any other Marvel film in the MCU.
As previously noted, filming for "Black Panther" will incorporate 700 people, 150 cars, helicopters and guns. None of those can be seen in the video, though, but fans are nonetheless excited for such a big sequence.
This is not the first superhero film to shoot in South Korean, though. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" filmed parts of the movie in Seoul back in 2015.
"Black Panther" will premiere on Feb. 16, 2018.