The formal announcement for Black Panther came courtesy of Kevin Feige in October 2014, so by the time the cast gathered in front of fans at Comic-Con almost two years later, the Marvel-verse was excited, to say the least. Feige unveiled the final lineup of actors in Hall H — Chadwick Boseman had been announced as T’Challa, but Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira rounded out the starring crew. Here, they pose at EW’s Comic-Con portrait studio.
On the set
The cast then gathered on the Atlanta set to begin filming the historic movie in early 2017. (Yes, some of the more action-packed scenes were shot in far-flung locations like Busan, South Korea, but most of the magic happened on an Atlanta soundstage).
After filming wrapped, the extended Black Panther cast and crew reunited at the Comic-Con yet again — this time to unveil the very first footage of the final film. The now-famous casino scene received a standing ovation from the Hall H crowd.
(Check out the cast walking EW’s Anthony Breznican through the footage here).
EW's 2017 Comic-Con cover
Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Lupita Nyong’o graced EW’s cover for the July 21, 2017 issue.
Kendrick Lamar signs on
The world premiere
The stars hit the purple carpet in Los Angeles on Jan. 29, 2018.
Smashing the box office
No offense to Captain America and his OG crew, but the team from Wakanda was the breakout hit of Infinity War.
The first awards win
Okay, so it was only the MTV Movie Awards. But the popcorn trophies garnered by the crew in June 2018 was just the first of many awards appearances for Black Panther.
Entertainers of the Year
The women of Wakanda — Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Angela Bassett — graced EW’s cover honoring the best, well, entertainers of the year.
The 2019 Golden Globes
In case anyone was wondering whether the cast of Black Panther was going to dominate the hearts and minds of America during award season…
EW's Oscar issue
Black Panther earned seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture — making it the first superhero movie to achieve that coveted honor.