'Black Panther' Filming Dates and Location Confirmed in Call Sheet

'Black Panther' Filming Dates and Location Confirmed in Call Sheet

By Robert Dougherty Oct 25, 2016 12:18 PM
Photo Credit: Marvel Studios

Black Panther seems to have all its major cast members in order, so it is right on track to start filming soon. As it turns out, it is now looking for extras to fill out the cast, with the promise that they and everyone else will be filmed starting in January.

An open call sheet for extras on the Tammy Smith Casting website revealed that filming will start this coming January in Atlanta, and go on until May 2017. Auditions for extras will take place on Nov. 5 and Nov. 6, right after Doctor Strange comes out, as they want "African Men and Women, ages 18 to 90" to populate Black Panther's home nation of Wakanda. Specifically, they want drummers and people with martial arts, boxing, wrestling and military training.

Once these extras are picked to surround Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker and more, director Ryan Coogler will bring them all to Marvel Studios' favorite filming location in Atlanta. Most of Marvel's recent movies besides Thor: Ragnarok have been shot there, and this appears to be no exception, even with this movie set in the far different nation of Wakanda.

It appears they will be filming there while the Russo Brothers are still making Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel at the same time in Atlanta, which may be handy if they need Boseman for those movies as well. Given that Bucky Barnes was last seen frozen in Wakanda in Captain America: Civil War, T'Challa/Black Panther may be needed to thaw him out for Infinity War at least, if he doesn't do it in Black Panther first.

By the time Coogler is finished, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 will be released, and the MCU will then be two more films away from getting to Black Panther's solo debut. That will emerge from Wakanda and Atlanta to theaters across America on Feb. 16, 2018.

Tags: Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War - Part I (2018), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler, Marvel Cinematic Universe
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