Those in tune with Marvel Comics lore know that the fictional African nation of Wakanda is a bastion of learning and advanced technology ruled by T’Challa, also known as costumed superhero The Black Panther.
Screenrant speculates that the tweets’ proximity to this weekend’s Comic-Con is significant, suggesting that a Black Panther movie might be one of the announcements Marvel Studios makes at its panel Saturday evening.
It’s not too much of a reach, given that Disney has set the release dates for Marvel movies through 2019. In an interview with IGN, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige also expressed a desire for the studio to make one movie with a new character and one with an existing property every year. If Feige gets his way, the odds of getting a Black Panther movie announced are significantly higher.
We’ll find out more on Saturday.