It has been a little over a week since the release of the highly acclaimed film Black Panther and we are still learning new things about the movie. Now that the film is out many artists have begun releasing unused concept art for the film, from Shuri’s Panther suit to Killmonger’s alternate Golden Jaguar design. But now even more unused concept art has been released, this time for T’Chaka himself, the previous Black Panther.
As we know from the film T’Chaka was the Black Panther prior to his son T’Challa. In fact we even saw the king in his suit during the beginning of the movie. But it turns out there were some alternate designs for his suit, with one greatly resembling the iconic suit worn by T’Challa in his first comic book appearance.
This design is very interesting as it features Black Panther’s iconic cloak. When Black Panther made his first appearance in Fantastic Four #52 he wore a black cloak in addition to his Panther suit.
Black Panther has been seen several times wearing the cloak so it is very interesting that a design almost featured the classic look. It would have been great to see this costume in the film but as we know they decided to use a different look. Still it would be cool if this design made it into a future Black Panther film.
Source: Andy Park
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Black Panther – After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king— and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.