It’s already been stated that Captain America’s shield is made of Vibranium, the rare vibration absorbing metal that, in the Marvel Universe, is solely found in the African nation of Wakanda… a nation ruled by the super hero and Avenger The Black Panther (King T’Challa).  In the comics, the villainous robot Ultron is partially made from Vibranium.  And various sources at Marvel have stated that the studio is developing a Black Panther movie.  But will he actually sneak in a bit early, in ‘Avengers: The Age of Ultron’?

The majority of the film is slated to take place at Pinewood Studios in London, where ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ were mainly shot.

Director Joss Whedon previously stated that the sequel will take a more international approach, which would most likely explain the additions of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, who are originally from Eastern Europe.  Could they be joined by an African addition as well?

Producer Anant Singh, the Chairman of Cape Town Film Studios, had previously expressed that he’d been in discussion with Marvel about shooting scenes for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and J.P. van der Merwe, a South African casting director was recently added to the crew of the production.

This doesn’t mean that the Black Panther will definitely be in the sequel.  But I do suspect that Wakanda will factor in, considering the Ultron connection.  But it’s clear that the African hero will eventually appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as producer Kevin Feige stated:

“In terms of Black Panther, it’s absolutely in development, and when you have something as rich as Wakanda and [Black Panther’s] backstory – and clearly, Vibranium’s been introduced in the universe already – I don’t know when it will be exactly but certainly we have plans to bring him to life someday.”

Considering that the film is already a bit bloated with the additions of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch and reports that Hawkeye’s role will be beefed up to compensate for him being hypnotized for most of the first film, I don’t necessarily know that another super hero would really suit the story… but a post-credits scene would be pretty sweet.

What do you think?  Do you want to see Black Panther in ‘The Avengers: The Age of Ultron’?

Source Screen Rant