While the upcoming Captain America: Civil War will introduce a number of characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s two big ones that fans can’t wait to see on the big screen. One of these will be Chadwick Boseman’s ‘Black Panther’ who will be a central character in the upcoming film.
During their visit to the set of the film, Collider spoke with co-directors Anthony and Joe Russo about the character and what Boseman brings to the role in the highly-anticipated Marvel Studios release. Joe Russo had the following to say on the matter.
Chadwick brings real gravitas to the role. He really personifies that character beautifully. He has great passion for the character. Today was the first day that the character worked in costume, and when he came out on set there were some comic book fans who were just tearing up. It’s a real moment for people to see this character for the first time on screen. People who grew up and championed this character as kids and was a role model for them, their favorite hero. The sense of that as a comic book fan, there was historic nature of getting him on screen for the first time. He’s playing the character with a real intensity and a real grace. He’s got a movement style that he brought because he has a background in martial arts and it’s fascinating. He moves like none of the other characters in the universe. We really distinguished him.
Co-director Anthony Russo stated that Boseman “did great research on the very cultural aspects of the character” and even though the role is a fictional character, he figured out how “to tether it into real African culture”. Joe Russo additionlly added that Boseman “found a regional accent based on where Wakanda would be” and that he went into “incredible, intense amount of detail” when it came to the role.
Sounds like Boseman is definitely taking this one serious and these comments should likely pump you up even more for both Captain America: Civil War and the upcoming Black Panther solo film hitting theaters in a few years. What do you think about the above? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.