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Ryan Coogler Reveals What Makes 'Black Panther' Different From Other Comic Book Movies

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(Photo : Getty Images/Frazer Harrison) Chadwick Boseman made his first appearance as the Black Panther in "Captain America: Civil War."

Director Ryan Coogler of "Creed" fame is going to direct "Black Panther" for Marvel Cinematic Studios. Superhero movies are nothing new in this day and age, but Coogler says something sets T'Challa's story apart from the others.

"The answer is with who that guy is like with Captain America, he was a guy that was running around in World War II and that's what the film started off as and they brought him out of the ice and it was about this dude who was brought into this technological, digital world," he told Comicbook.com.

"So, with this we start with who T'Challa is. He's an African King, he inherited his throne, and that's the most important thing about him if you ask him," he continued.

"That's the biggest job that he has and how that affects his personal life and how that affects the country that he's in charge of, it kind of lends itself to its own story that is so different from anything that we've ever seen."

Chadwick Boseman made his first appearance as T'Challa in Joe and Anthony Russo's "Captain America: Civil War." In his standalone movie, he will be joined by Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, and Michael B. Jordan.

Nyong'o and Gurira will play Nakia and Okoye, respectively. They are members of Wakanda's elite special forces called the Dora Milaje.

As for Jordan, who already worked together with Coogler in Sylvester Stallone's "Rocky" spin-off, he will be portraying the film's villain named Erik Killmonger.

"I'm super excited, especially to put a different spin on it," Jordan earlier told The Hollywood Reporter about his new role. "I'm looking forward to working with [director] Ryan [Coogler] once again. It's gonna be a good time."

Another possible villain is Andy Serkis' Ulysses Klaw, who was last seen in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" searching for vibranium.

"Black Panther" is slated for release on Feb. 16, 2018.

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Jul 28, 2016 10:02 PM EDT

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