Whether you're a big fan of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) or just excited about watching a new superhero taking center stage, it pays to know who Black Panther is.
T'Challa a.k.a. Black Panther's first appearance was in the pages of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four in 1966. Picking up right after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther returns to the big screen for his standalone film as he claims his rightful position as king of Wakanda.
But who is Black Panther? Where did he come from? What makes him extra special? Here's your crash course on everything you need to know about this superhero: