**The contents of this article are definitely 100% SPOILERS for ‘Captain America: Civil War’. If you don’t want to know some important details about the movie, then I suggest that you stop reading right now.**
Though everyone is excited to see Spider-Man finally appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he won’t be the only superhero making his debut in ‘Captain America: Civil War’. Ahead of his solo film in 2018, Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther will play an integral part in the Star-Spangled Avenger’s next big screen adventure. And as the promotional campaign has pointed out, T’Challa will fight alongside Tony Stark and his pro-registration team as he targets the Winter Soldier because of a horrible crime that the former Howling Commando is being framed for. But apparently there’s more to this hunt than just seeing justice be served.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the King of Wakanda is at odds with Bucky Barnes because his actions lead to the death of T’Chaka, the former king and father of T’Challa. The piece exploring the various motivations of the characters involved in the Russo’s latest film confirms the death and raises a number of other questions:
“T’Challa’s father would never condone an unrelenting quest for revenge, but his father isn’t around anymore. The new king of Wakanda is determined to make The Winter Soldier pay for his crimes – against others, and Black Panther’s own family.”
What is clear is that it definitely looks like Bucky had something to do with T’Chaka’s death in T’Challa’s mind. What isn’t as obvious is when the death actually occurred. It’s possible that these events could have taken place in the present day, but Barnes spent decades as the brainwashed HYDRA assassin. Since ’T’Chaka dies when T’Challa is a child in the comics, there’s a possibility that this carried over into the film and the blame is being placed on the Winter Soldier. On the other hand, the ‘Civil War’ trailers feature destruction at the modern day United Nations that certainly looks as if there could have been some casualties. Either way, Bucky certainly has some explaining to do as far as the Black Panther is concerned.
What do you think about Black Panther’s motivations in ‘Captain America: Civil War’? When do you King T’Chaka was killed in the MCU? And are you excited to see more of T’Challa vs. Bucky? Let us know in the comments below.
‘Captain America: Civil War’ starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Frank Grillo, Daniel Bruhl, Martin Freeman, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, Paul Rudd, and William Hurt opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.
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