- Aug 28, 2015
Captain America: Civil War is just days away, and while most of the combatants in the upcoming showdown are well-established in the Marvel movies, there is one new addition clawing his way to the forefront.
Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman, is one of the few major players in Civil War without his own standalone film (a Black Panther film won't hit theaters until 2018). And while the superhero has been around for decades, his origin story and abilities remain largely unknown to casual fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
So ahead of his feature debut on Thursday night, here are five things to know about Marvel's mysterious new addition.