'Black Panther' ends filming; 'Walking Dead' new season set to begin filming

In weekend film news, Marvel's Black Panther has reportedly completed primary filming here in Atlanta.

The superhero flick, part of increasingly massive Marvel Cinematic Universe, surrounds the technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda and the newly crowned King T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), returning home after the events of last year's Captain America: Civil War.

Old enemies reappear as T'Challa comes home and the King, in his guise as the superhero Black Panther, is drawn into a fight that puts his entire kingdom and the entire world at risk.

In a post dated Thursday, a smiling Boseman tweeted a photo that simply said, "We did it, We did it. #WakandaForever #BlackPanther"

Black Panther hits theater screens February 16, 2018. Metro Atlanta production for Black Panther was housed primarily at EUE Screen Gems Studios in southeast Atlanta along with Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville.

As that Georgia production door closes, another opens once again as production on the new season of The Walking Dead reportedly is getting underway.

According to a report from Project Casting, filming for the eighth season of the popular AMC series is set to begin in metro Atlanta next week.

When the seventh season ended on April 2, a battle for supremacy between Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the villainous Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) was just getting underway.

Actor Chandler Riggs, who plays Rick's son Carl on The Walking Dead sent a tweet on Wednesday after reading the first script for the new season and said he loved it.

The new season of The Walking Dead hits TV screens in October, but fans will likely get to see the first preview in July at the San Diego Comiccon.
 

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