– by Joseph Jammer Medina

As of this writing, Marvel Studios’ upcoming Black Panther standalone film seems like worlds away. Before that film hits on February 16, 2018, we have to get through Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok. That’s three movies, and given that comic book fans like us used to live off of one comic book movie every two to three years or so, it certainly seems farther away than 10 months. But filming for Black Panther has already started and wrapped as of a couple weeks ago, so fans can rest easy that the movie is officially in the can.

But what can we expect in terms of the fighting from the film? While we can’t be certain just yet, we can bet that it will be a solid mix of what we saw from the character in Captain America: Civil War, and whatever director Ryan Coogler and his team brings to the table. What is certain is that the film required a substantial amount of training from actor Chadwick Boseman. If you’ve been craving some extra insight into the training process, we’ve got good news for you.

Boseman recently took to Instagram to share a video of him training to portray the guardian of Wakanda. Check it out below:

I think it goes without saying that the actual fight will be a bit faster and a great deal more intense. In this case, it looks like they’re just working through the moves, and helping to solidify the muscle memory of the choreography. Given the performance we got out of the Panther in Captain America: Civil War, this film will have a whole lot to live up to. Luckily, Coogler and his team are great talents, and between them and the Marvel Studios overlord Kevin Feige, we have little reason to doubt them.

The official synopsis for Black Panther is below:

“Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.”

Did Boseman’s video get you excited to see 2018’s Black Panther? Let us know in the comments down below!

Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018.

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SOURCE: Chadwick Boseman (via Instagram)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.