T’Challa actor Chadwick Boseman has confirmed that Black Panther is going to have a pretty big part in Avengers: Infinity War.
ComicBook.com spoke with Boseman about the Black Panther’s role in Avengers: Infinity War compared to his standalone and his supporting role in Captain America: Civil War. Boseman wouldn’t get into specifics of how long he’d be in the movie, but he described his role in the film as being “considerable” before going on to note the surreal nature of alternating between two movies at the same time:
“You know, the two experiences, they sort of just blend into each other because we were shooting both of them in the same city. Literally, I went from one to the other, so I didn’t really have a break between the two. So it’s almost like a shot one film. That’s what it felt like.”
It certainly sounds interesting to hear that kind of experience take place – it’s not uncommon for actors to have to zig-zag between concurrent productions, but it seems like Boseman’s pretty lucky to not have had to travel far from one Avengers-related movie to the next.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released on May 4, 2018, and has a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner (Hulk), Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton (Hawkeye), Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), Paul Bettany as the Vision, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautisa as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Groot, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange, Tom Holland as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier), Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa (Black Panther), Paul Rudd as Scott Lang (Ant-Man/Giant Man), Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Benedict Wong as Wong, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Benicio Del Toro as Taneleer Tivan (Collector), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Ebony Maw, and Josh Brolin as Thanos.