One of the most concrete pieces of news coming out of Marvel's brain-melting media event in L.A. today (10/28) all centered around Black Panther.
Yes, the often-discussed hero is getting his own standalone movie.
Yes, Chadwick Boseman, the actor rumored for the part, is going to play him.
He's going to show up in costume for the first time in "Captain America: Civil War."
And he's going to look something like this.
But we'll also get teases of T'Challa (that's his non-superhero name) before "Civil War." During the Q&A after the presentation, Kevin Feige revealed that part of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" would take place in T'Challa's homeland of Wakanda.
Back when MTV talked to Boseman for "Get On Up," he played coy about joining the Marvel universe, but we have a feeling he knew more than he was willing (or able) to say.
It was a lot of information to process in a very short amount of time, but Marvel has made itself and its objectives perfectly clear.
Fans wanted diversity on the studios ever-growing output, and here are the first steps. Not only is there a Marvel Studios movie led by a black man in the pipeline, but "Captain Marvel" will mark the first female-centric standalone.
If Marvel intended to make as big a splash as possible with this announcement, I think it's pretty safe to call this a win.
"Black Panther" is schedule to hit theaters on November 3, 2017.