This year, we were introduced to Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, who was an instant fan favorite. The hero comes in a time when movies are starving for diversity, so he fit the bill perfectly, not to mention, he’s just an all-around bad ass.

Unless he makes a surprise cameo in an upcoming film, we’ll have to wait until early 2018 to catch up with T’challa and his home country of Wakanda. We’ve gotten several casting announcements in recent months, including Lupita Nyong’o, Micael B. Jordan, and Danai Gurira, and acting legend Forest Whitaker, but now Marvel is asking its fans for help.

The studio recently announced an open casting call for Black Panther, in which they are looking for African men, women, and children to play Wakandans, as well as Korean and Filipino men and women for street scenes. Lastly, the casting call asked for people of all ethnicities (with real world weaponry experience) to play CIA agents. The work will likely range from January to February of 2017.

Could the specifically diverse casting call be a signal of an international story that pits Black Panther against the government for his actions at the end of Captain America: Civil War? We’ll have to wait until February 16, 2018 for the answer.

What do you hope to see in Black Panther? let us know below.

Black Panther is set to star Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Forest Whitaker (Zuri), Daniel Keluuya (W’Kabi), and Winston Duke (M’Baku/Man-Ape).

Source: SMTV Reports