Chadwick Boseman Says Black Panther Can Take On Thanos

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We saw Chadwick Boseman become the Black Panther in this year’s Captain America: Civil War, and we’ll see him again in February of 2018 for his solo film.

If that sounds too long a wait, you’re not alone. Boseman recently sat down with Jim Viscardi of Comicbook.com to chat about the character, and it’s clear he’s as excited as anybody.

Viscardi specifically asked Boseman if Black Panther is “ready to hold his own against Thanos,” the mad titan we’ve been seeing glimpses and teases of since the end credits of the first Avengers. Boseman clearly thinks so, as he said:

“Sure, yeah. Black Panther is ready to go toe-to-toe against anybody.”

This was probably a clever question by Viscardi to find out if Black Panther could don the Infinity Gauntlet (all stones included), a move from Secret Wars #6 that made the character powerful enough to take on Doctor Doom. It’s possible that this storyline could be loosely adapted for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, or perhaps a bit later down the MCU pipeline (especially if it teams Black Panther up with Namor).

We still don’t know the full plot of Black Panther, but with Infinity War only a few months later, it’s reasonable to assume the infinity stones could be involved somehow.

Of course, the more simple interpretation is that Boseman considers T’Challa “battle-ready” in the sense that he would fight Thanos without fear of the consequences. He’s a smart character, but we’ve already seen the character go all-in when hunting Bucky Barnes, so this isn’t really a surprise.

Black Panther releases in theaters February 16, 2018. And Avengers: Infinity War opens May 4, 2018.

Source: Comicbook.com

Jon Negroni

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  • Thanostic

    Hunting a guy with a metal arm (that is so cool!) that you think killed your father is one thing; tackling the Mad Titan is something else entirely. BP was awesome in Civil War, but he could go toe-to-toe with Thanos…for 3 or 4 seconds.

    • capwulf

      Disagree. He is essentially Batman, but stronger and with much better tech.

      • SAMURAI36

        But Batman can’t stand up against Darkseid, who is much more powerful than Thanos.

        • capwulf

          He’s done it. Recently. When he was retrieving his sons corpse he went 1v1 vs Darkseid. He didnt win, but he didnt lose.

          • SAMURAI36

            Oh yeah, that’s right. He wore the H*llbat suit. But that doesn’t mean that BP could do the same.

          • capwulf

            BP has way better tech than Batman

      • Cinephilia Lovegood

        So what? That doesn’t mean he can go toe-to-toe with Thanos. At least not the comic-version of Thanos. But the MCU version will most likely down-grade his abilities in order to fit the dramatic needs of the film, which could mean that Black Panther may be able to take three steps forward before he’s ass-raped as opposed to the immediate penetration he’d suffer against a fully-powered Thanos. Regardless, it’s going to be interesting to see how Thanos’ fighting is portrayed. Thank God the Russos are directing it…in terms of pure technical ability and narrative competence, they’re just on a completely different level than Whedon is. And their eyes for action are some of the best in town.

      • Hinscher

        How is he stronger? Batman is supposed to be a human being at the peak in everything. Does Black Panther have some sort of enhancements? If not, the best he can do is tie Batman.
        That was one thing that pissed me off in Civil War. You had Bucky, Cap and BP all sprinting in some tunnel with cars around. How could Cap not catch them. Why did Cap have to get into a jeep and chase them. He was like 10 feet behind them running. Did Bucky and BP all of a sudden get the super soldier serum injected into them as well?

        • capwulf

          BP has super strength.

      • Thanostic

        I don’t see how that’s relevant. Batman could have all the tech in the world, and he wouldn’t last 3-4 seconds against Thanos either.

        • capwulf

          No argument there.

  • SAMURAI36

    LMAO, this is what happens when comic book movie stars start talking more than they should. It’s clear he doesn’t have a clue about the character he’s playing, let alone the one he will be fighting against.

    • Thanostic

      That’s what I thought when I saw the headline, but the article kind of doesn’t live up to the headline. It was kind of a leading question, and all he really said was basically “he’s not afraid and he’d give it his best shot” – I don’t see anything in there that indicates Boseman thinks BP could actually win the fight.

      • Axxell

        Leave it to Sammy to not read before commenting…