Facts about "Black Panther" that you might not be aware of

Black Panther has one of Marvel's best costumes. Captain America: Civil War's Black Panther gets a makeover. Ruth E. Carter didn't like Chadwick Boseman's Captain America suit. The artist sought a distinctive attire. She created a timeless ensemble using Botswana geometric designs and Marvel and DC superheroes.

1992: Wesley Snipes wants to shoot Black Panther. He rode the film through multiple Marvel deals, including 2005's Marvel-Paramount contract. Singleton pondered directing Snipes. Tax issues prohibited Snipes from playing Black Panther in 2009.

Tim Story directed subpar Fantastic Four films before joining Marvel. If he directed a third Fantastic Four movie, Story wants to cast Djimon Hounsou as Black Panther. A third Black Panther film never materialised, leaving the movie landscape empty.

Marvel commissioned a Black Panther screenplay after Snipes in 2011. Mark Bailey, a documentarian, got the task. Bailey has no writing credit on Black Panther, and his script was likely scrapped after the director was hired.

Marvel turned to Coogler after DuVernay. Talks stalled. Creed followed. Director Coogler was popular. Marvel recontacted Coogler. Coogler asked to employ his own production team instead of Marvel's. Coogler agreed to direct for Marvel.

Joe Cole wrote a Marvel-approved script. Cole joined Marvel's writers programme to develop War Machine. Cole then wrote The People v. O.J. Simpson. Marvel asked Cole to pitch Black Panther and liked his idea enough to pair him with 

Marvel's Vibranium was introduced early in the MCU. Wakanda was considered for Iron Man 2. Marvel wanted to investigate how to depict the country in their universe.

Both Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War used Wakanda. The primary performers from Black Panther who participate in Infinity War went from one 

Marvel wants Chadwick Boseman's rising stardom. Boseman didn't audition for T'Challa/Black Panther. Boseman met with Marvel to evaluate his interest in their projects, and he wanted to play Black Panther. Marvel acquiesced.

Gurira plays Okoye, T'Challa's bodyguard. You may suppose she got the part because of her portrayal as Michonne on The Walking Dead, where she uses weapons effectively. Coogler hadn't seen Walking Dead. He cast Gurira after seeing her in 2013's Mother of George.