Created by Stan Lee with Jack Kirby, the character is notable for being the first black superhero in mainstream American comicbooks.
The king of the fictional nation of Wakanda, T’Challa joined the Avengers in 1968. He will be prominently featured in “Captain America: Civil War,” May 6, 2016, before being spun off into his own film on Nov. 3, 2017.
Wakanda has the world’s largest deposits of vibranium, a highly durable meteoric ore that is used to create the mesh in Black Panther’s costume and Captain America’s shield. The material will play a larger role in future Marvel movies.
But so will Black Panther, a character that has long been in Marvel’s plans as a potential franchise