The third instalment of the Captain America series, "Captain America: Civil War", will probably see the death of an important character.
According to a new Heroic Hollywood report, T'Chaka, who is the father of T'Challa, also known as Black Panther, will bite the dust in the upcoming movie. However, no details on how or when he dies have been provided. It should also be noted that T'Chaka has yet to be officially announced as a character in "Captain America: Civil War."
However, Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige did mention T'Chaka in a recent interview while talking about T'Challa as an icon in Wakanda. "It is a role that he is still in the beginning phases of taking on. It's a mantle he is only beginning to take on because his father is older," Feige told Birth.Movies.Death.
Also, he said that the reason for including Black Panther in "Captain America: Civil War" rather than wait for a standalone movie was because the "Civil War" story required a third party who wasn't associated with either Captain America or Iron Man.
"The reason we introduced him in Civil War is because we needed a third party. We needed fresh eyes who wasn't embedded with the Avengers and who has a very different point of view than either Iron Man or Captain America. We said, 'We need somebody like Black Panther… why don't we just use Black Panther?' That's how it went in the development process," Feige added.
No matter whose side Black Panther chooses, he will be a strong ally, as his country, Wakanda, is the sole source of the Vibranium, the metal used to make Captain America's shield and Ultron's armoured body.
"Captain America: Civil War" is set for a 6, May, 2016 release. The film will see the government looking to form a system of accountability to determine when to call in the Avengers, and this will result in the fracturing of the team with Captain America on one side, and Iron Man on the other.