CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Directors Talk Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther

In CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, actor Chadwick Boseman is being introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as T'Challa, the Black Panther and ruler of the fictional African country Wakanda, but this film is definitely not his origin tale. That'll most likely be left for Boseman's solo turn in the BLACK PANTHER movie due on February 16, 2018.

During a set visit last summer, Collider spoke with director Anthony and Joe Russo who spoke a little but about Boseman as Black Panther.

"Chadwick brings real gravitas to the role," Joe said. "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."

The Russo's continued to talk about Boseman and his research into the character.

"He did great research on the very cultural aspects of the character," Anthony said. "Even though it’s a fictional culture, figuring out ways to tether it into real African culture." 
"[Chadwick] found a regional accent based on where Wakanda would be," Joe added. "Just an incredible, intense amount of detail."


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