Chadwick Boseman arrives at the premiere of Get on Up during the 40th Deauville U.S. Film Festival Sept. 12, 2014, in France.

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On the heels of his breakthrough performance as James Brown in Get on Up, Chadwick Boseman has been cast as Marvel Studios’ first solo lead of color (not to be confused with Blade, which was co-produced with New Line Cinema). He will take on the role of T’Challa, the head of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, in Black Panther.

Many fanboys of Marvel Comics thought this day would never come. Some wondered if Black Panther, which was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, would ever get the big-screen attention it deserved.

“It’s about how this isolationist country of Wakanda needs to meet the world,” said Marvel Studio’s Kevin Feige.

“I’m blessed to be part of this Marvel Universe, and I look forward to making magic together,” said Boseman.

Black Panther is slated to be released on Nov. 3, 2017. 

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