Captain America: Civil War is less than a month away, but some lucky people in 15 cities will be getting to see it later this week. Trust that I am not one of those people, and the MCU Exchange will not be spoiling things for you. What we do know is that Chadwick Boseman will be joining the MCU for Civil War, taking the role of the Black Panther. We’ve seen from the trailers and posters that The Black Panther will be on Team Iron Man, and have even gotten a glimpse of him going up against Captain America (Chris Evans). But, so far, there has been very little information on the character himself, as he will be portrayed in the MCU.
Cosmic Book News recently talked to Boseman, who was able to provide a little bit more information on what we will see of the Black Panther in Civil War. He started with explaining what his character will be like.
He has the dual activity of being a monarch of a country, and he’s literally a detective. I think he’s a misunderstood character because he makes decisions sometimes without consulting other people [laughs], without working as a team. It’s very hard to predict why he does what he does.
Captain America: Civil War has a rather large cast, and Joe and Anthony Russo have said that each character will have their own journey through the film. With all of that, it makes sense that we may not get to know much about this new character.
I don’t feel like you’ll have a deep sense of the character because it’s a brief introduction. It leaves a lot to be explored. You want the character to have an arc, but I think there’s a lot you don’t know about him at the end of the movie.
In promotional materials, the character is shown on Team Ironman, but Boseman went on to explain that his character is really on Team Wakanda.
He is brought into the story because there are Wakandans who are the victims of the tragedy that happens because of the superheroes. So he’s brought in really as a political [figure], and he’s useful. It’s not really as a superhero. He fits that whole theme of the movie.
The Wakandans know who he is. It’s like his, purpose is to protect his country. It’s not necessarily to protect everyone [laughs]. He’s not that type of superhero. He has a singular purpose in that respect when he’s coming into this movie.
We’ll get to know plenty about the MCU version of the Black Panther when he gets his own movie February 16, 2018. In the meantime, we can meet him in Captain America: Civil War on May 6. What do you hope to see as the Black Panther moves forward?
Source: Cosmic Book News