Last month production officially started on the Black Panther standalone movie in Atlanta. Early reports revealed that in addition to production from the Atlanta sets, additional footage would be shot in Busan, South Korea. The reports were unconfirmed with no official commencement dates revealed. However, yesterday locals took to social media revealing the Black Panther in a high-speed car chase with the superhero clinging to the roof of a Lexus LC as it sped down the streets of Busan.
If early reports are to be believed, this will only be a small fraction of the action with insiders estimating that 150 cars and 700 people will be involved in the entire South Korea shoot. It was also reveled that the action would utilise a number of Busan landmarks including Gwangalli beach, Gwangan Bridge, and the Jagalchi fish market near Nampodong. Both hero, T’Challa (played by Chadwick Boseman) and villain, Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) are expected to feature in the action, although it is unclear whether footage will be required of the stars or if the action will be handled by stuntmen only.
Black Panther is set to be released in U.S. theaters on 16 February, 2018. The film will follow T’Challa as he returns to his home nation of Wakanda, a technologically advanced African city following the events of Captain America: Civil War. Taking his place as King after the death of his father in Civil War, T’Challa is not allowed any time to settle in as an old foe reappears to challenge the young monarch. T’Challa will be tested to and beyond his limits, an exercise that will put the fate of Wakanda and the world in the balance.