Chadwick Boseman Talks About Black Panther Having Anti-Hero Traits

Earlier this year, we saw the debut of one of Marvel’s most beloved superheroes, T’Challa a.k.a. the Black Panther, in Captain America: Civil War, as he gets ready for his solo film that will be directed by Ryan Coogler and released in 2018. In a recent interview, Boseman chatted about his character and spoke about how Black Panther has anti-hero traits, while also being a superhero.

“Always take things that you learn from one film to the next film. Sometimes it is hard to tell what they are; it’s not that clear. I ended up using the same dialect coach that I had from Message from the King also worked with me personally, along with Marvel’s dialect coach, on Black Panther. Those are two characters that are based on the continent of Africa, so you use some of that cultural aspect of it and swagger — parts of the dialect you may use.

“That cultural exploration is definitely something that transferred over. And this is an anti-hero, sort of, and I feel like, although he is a superhero, he’s sort of an super anti-hero. I don’t have a different feeling about the suit, at this point. I think just the movie as a whole, that it’s actually happening, other people are being cast, there is a script, sets are being built and all that is more so the thing that makes it real than the suit itself. I’m Black Panther even outside of the suit.”

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa a.k.a. Black Panther, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, is set to hit theaters on February 18, 2018.


Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.