Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU) has gone a long way since Iron Man ushered in MCU’s Phase 1 back in 2008. Now that Captain America: Civil War is fast approaching, we are entering the final, earth-shattering Phase 3 of Disney’s superhero movie franchise. We’ve also seen a lot of characters making their debut in Civil War and one of them is the Wakandan King T’Challa, or better known as the Black Panther played by Chadwick Boseman. With a stand-alone movie slated to hit the screens by 2018, there has been plenty of enthusiasm surrounding the character of Black Panther.
Marvel at Disney Consumer Products is as keen as ever to capitalize on this momentum. In an official announcement as reported by ScreenRant’s Alice Walker, Marvel confirmed that they will be launching new sets of merchandise centered on the character of Black Panther. Here’s what Paul Gitter, Senior Vice President of Licensing announced.
“With a new comic book and his first appearance in a Marvel film both occurring during his 50th anniversary year, excitement is already underway for Black Panther product. We are excited to debut this all-new lineup of offerings so fans can start showing off their love for the newest member of the Avengers team.”
Here are some of the cool toys that we’ve spotted featuring our stealthy superhero.
As we have learned from so many marketing campaigns, a perfectly timed merchandise can either break or make a movie. The good thing though is that nothing in these toys or any similar merchandise hints or give away any important plot points on Black Panther’s stand alone movie.
Captain America: Civil War will release on May 6, 2016 while Black Panther is slated on February 16, 2018