"Black Panther", the first mainstream black superhero of the Marvel Universe, is finally making his big screen debut and the creators have already started setting the stage for the tribal leader's arrival. While Ultron's quest for Vibranium in the latest Avengers movie had no particular impact on regular movie-goers, it dawned on comic book fans that the fictional African nation of Wakanda is in reference to the future Marvel superhero.
In "Avengers: Age of Ultron", Ulysses Klaw (Andy Serkis) is introduced as the shady dealer who has been branded as a thief in Wakanda, Black Panther T'Challa's home. While attempting to take the Anti-Metal Vibranium from Klaw, Ultron (James Spader) rips off his hand. In the Black Panther series, Klaw attaches a Vibranium weapon to the stump where his hand used to be, as the super-villain Klaw.
As is the case with many comic book superheroes, "Black Panther" also has many origin stories. While it is confirmed that the November 2017 movie will focus on the origin of "Black Panther" (played by Chadwick Boseman), which story it will trace has not been revealed as yet.
According to the scene set by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the following is the most plausible plot that the "Black Panther" movie could focus on:
"Black Panther" is a tribal chieftain in the fictional land of Wakanda whose life's primary purpose is to take revenge from the man who killed his father. The villain of his story is none other than Klaw - who, in an attempt to steal Vibranium from Wakanda, ends up killing the then leader of the tribe, T'Chaka.
The tribal chief, T'Challa, invites the "Fantastic Four" to Wakanda, but sets traps and hunts them as part of his training to kill Klaw. However, after the "Fantastic Four" defeats "Black Panther", he reveals his compelling past, and together they kill Klaw.
Following this, "Black Panther" promises that he will use his superior strength to help mankind. It is to fulfil this promise that he later joins the "Avengers".
As "Fantastic Four" is set for 7 August release, they could very well be brought back as prominent characters in time for "Black Panther"; much like "Iron Man" in the upcoming "Captain America: Civil War".
It is already known that "Black Panther" will be making appearance in the "Captain America" movie set for 6 May, 2016, release. Although the amount of screen time granted for "Black Panther" is unknown in the movie, comic books say that he sides with the Cap during the Civil War.