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COMIC HERO: Chadwick Boseman Becomes Marvel’s First African-American Superhero To Nab Solo Film, ‘Black Panther’

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Big movie news! Chadwick Boseman was introduced as the first African-American superhero with a solo film.  He's set to star in Marvel’s upcoming flick Black Panther.  We've got all the deets inside...

We are SO here for this.

37-Year-Old Get On Up actor Chadwick Boseman is having one heck of a year. Today, the Brooklyn actor (via South Carolina) was introduced on stage (above) during the Marvel Studios fan event at The El Capitan Theatre in L.A. as the first African-American superhero to nab a solo film! He will be starring in the lead role for Marvel’s upcoming new action film Black Panther, slated to premiere in 2017. 

The Black Panther character was created in 1966 and was the first black superhero in mainstream comic books.

According to THR:

Boseman will play T’Challa, the head of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, in the movie, which is scheduled to be released Nov. 3, 2017. The Black Panther — created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby — was a long-serving member of the Avengers who also enjoyed multiple critically acclaimed solo runs throughout his 48-year history.

Nice! Boseman joins other YBF characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he is the first to get his own standalone film. Work!

And that's not all. He has also signed a five-film deal with Marvel that begins with his character starring in the upcoming 2016 Captain America: Civil War. The deal will continue through the publisher's unveiled Phase 3 lineup. Not mad at this Howard U. grad.  This is a BIG freakin' deal.

And our crush just gets bigger....

Photos: Marvel/Getty

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