Black Panther game is reportedly in the works at EA

Black Panther in Marvel's Avengers

A single-player Black Panther game could be a reality

A new Marvel hero may be getting their own game. Giant Bomb‘s Jeff Grubb reports that a Black Panther game is in development at Electronic Arts.

After teasing the project the night before, Grubb reported on the project during today’s Game Mess Mornings program. The Black Panther game would be made by a new team, likely from a Seattle studio led by former Monolith Productions studio head Kevin Stephens.

It’s reportedly in very early development, and is a “big, open-world” Black Panther game. It also, apparently, won’t be a live-service game. The project started due to the success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Grubb also reports that the player will be training to become the new Black Panther, after the death of the former bearer of the mantle.

No official announcement of the project has been released from Electronic Arts.

Even more Marvel in the pipeline

Though nothing has been officially confirmed, EA did announce the establishment of that new studio from Stephens last year. Stephens oversaw Monolith Productions during the creation of both Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War, which is pretty plainly exciting. Warner Bros. has patented that excellent Nemesis system though, so don’t put all your chips on that.

There are several Marvel projects officially in the works, including this year’s upcoming Marvel Midnight Suns from XCOM studio Firaxis. And further out, Insomniac is working on both a Wolverine title and a follow-up to Marvel’s Spider-Man, featuring Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and the one and only Venom.

Add in the live-service Marvel’s Avengers from Square Enix, and there’s little shortage of Marvel video games. A single player-focused title centered around Black Panther, though, could be a pretty interesting sight to see. Especially if it was spurred on by the success of Jedi: Fallen Order. We’ll have to wait for official confirmation to arrive.

Eric Van Allen