Chadwick Boseman discussed how his audition for Guardians of the Galaxy helped him land the lead role in Black Panther.
While Chadwick Boseman may be best known for his role as Black Panther, a Disney Plus extra for Avengers: Endgame revealed he initially auditioned to play Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy. While the Guardians of the Galaxy role of Drax ultimately went to Dave Bautista, Chadwick Boseman discussed how his audition paved the way for his casting in Black Panther during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Chadwick Boseman indicated that he went into the Guardians of the Galaxy audition with no expectation of landing the role. However, Chadwick Boseman explained that he believes the audition resulted in the casting team keeping him in mind by the time Black Panther came around:
“It was just good to come in and play and see what they did with it. Sometimes that’s the way it works as an actor. You go in knowing you’re not going to get it, but you’re meeting the people that are going to be like ‘He’s not this, but we’ll put him in this other thing.’ So, I feel like that was one of the moments where they were like ‘We can use him later.'”
While production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was scheduled to begin early this year, the project was put on hold following the decision to remove Gunn as the director of the final chapter in the trilogy. Now, James Gunn will begin production on the third Guardians of the Galaxy film after completing work on The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. and DC. Details on the third and final chapter of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy are currently unknown, though the film will likely explore the ramifications of the universe-changing events in Avengers: Endgame.
Chadwick Boseman is set to reprise his role as King T’Challa in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther II. Written and directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther II is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 6, 2022.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther II and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe