‘Black Panther': 5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Marvel’s Latest Big-Screen Hero (Video)

Wesley Snipes almost brought him to the screen back in the 1990s

Last Updated: February 22, 2018 @ 11:31 AM

With Marvel Studios unveiling “Black Panther” Thursday in theaters across the country, TheWrap produced a video with more details about the Wakandan superhero.

Do you know where Black Panther first made his appearance in the comics or who was slated the play the character in the movies before Chadwick Boseman? Check out the video above for the answers.

“Black Panther” will rollout in 70 percent of markets this weekend, with countries getting the film on Thursday including Germany, Australia and Brazil.

In the U.S., director Ryan Coogler’s film is expected to easily break the $132 million February box office record set by “Deadpool” in 2016. But now rivals and box office analysts tell TheWrap that the film’s three-day total could beat the $174 million opening made by Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” remake last year, which would make the film the biggest pre-summer opening of all time.

That would also beat the opening by “Iron Man 3” to make it the biggest opening by a Marvel movie featuring a single superhero.