Marvel Studios announced several new films set to debut over the next couple of years, and one of them features its very first black superhero.

42 and Get On Up actor Chadwick Boseman has been tapped for the lead role. 

From Buzzfeed:

In a press conference following the event, [Studio chief Kevin] Feige also clarified that the character would be “a big part” of the third Captain America film, Captain America: Civil War — which will also feature Robert Downey Jr., who appeared on stage with Chris Evans and Boseman during the event to a huge ovation from the assembled fans.

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Marvel will also debut its first female superhero, Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, in Captain Marvel in 2018. No word who who will be playing the lead role in that film.

Congrats to Chadwick Boseman!

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