Chadwick Boseman poses backstage during the 47th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena. Reuters/Danny Moloshok

With all the hype of the recently released “Thor: Ragnarok” trailer, it would be easy to forget the other upcoming films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Following “Ragnarok” would be the Black Panther movie, which is slated to be released in early 2018. As fans may recall, Black Panther was first introduced to the MCU in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War.” There, fans first saw him as T’Challa, son of T’Chaka, the king of Wakanda at that time. T’Challa later succeeded his father after a tragic explosion killed the latter.

The Black Panther movie was subtly teased at the end of “Civil War.” During the mid-credits scene, Captain America was prompted to say farewell to his best friend Bucky Barnes yet again. This was due to Bucky wanting to be placed in cryogenic sleep once more to protect others from his unstable mind as the Winter Soldier. The scene unfolded in T’Challa’s homeland, Wakanda, which thus gave fans a taste of his upcoming solo film. Not much has been revealed on Wakanda other than the sneak peek from the mid-credits scene of “Civil War,” so fans can expect the new setting and atmosphere to be explored when the new film releases.

Though not much information has been released about the Black Panther title, a new image on Reddit shows the superhero sporting a new look. Whereas the original Black Panther suit was all-black with silver detailing, the image shows the costume sporting gold armour against the suit. It is worth noting that the picture in question is not an official one from Marvel. Some commenters have pointed out that it might be an image of a Black Panther action figure; it might even be fan-made. Thus, the supposed "leak" from Black Panther’s solo movie should be taken with a grain of salt until official information makes its way to the surface.

Portraying the titular character is actor Chadwick Boseman who is known for his roles in 2013’s “42” and 2014’s “Get on Up.” Joining him in the cast are Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.

The Black Panther movie is ultimately vital in the MCU as it brings forth the next Avengers films into the picture. How this will work out is yet to be seen, so fans should anticipate the movie’s launch in Australia in February 2018.