In less than 24 hours, Captain America: Civil War will be theaters around the world, but with opening night screenings happening tonight, plenty of people will get a chance to witness the start of Phase 3. It is without a doubt a big movie due to the large cast at play. As if using preexisting characters was not a tough enough task, Joe and Anthony Russo also got to debut Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman). Both of these characters are certainly scene stealers, and with solo films coming out in the next few years, audiences should be excited for what’s in store after Civil War.
Boseman was recently interviewed by USA Today about the character and his upcoming solo film. Black Panther has the superbly talented Ryan Coogler attached to direct and write, with casting announcements coming soon. Boseman told USA Today the combination of the two is “a good partnership,” but they know they have a lot expectations to meet and properly show off this character and his world.
It’s going to be a very difficult thing to pull off and you only do this if you’re willing to go for broke with it.
Working on Civil War gave Boseman the chance to play the character prior to his solo film, and it only further increased his excitement. Introducing Black Panther prior to his own movie gives the audience a chance to meet him, and raise their anticipation for the solo film, which is exactly what the process did for Boseman.
I felt a constant anticipation of what’s to come while doing this, which is a beautiful thing. You always know this is going to get better and better.
As prevalent in Civil War, T’Challa is an extremely complex character. His loyalties are to himself, and even though he has strong beliefs, being able to hide it was something Boseman loved about playing him.
It puts him in a position where he’s always going to be misunderstood by people. I love that aspect because it creates a dark side to him.
The chance to play this character has given him plenty of reasons to be excited about what is in store. However, one of the first things that made him look forward to the future was thinking of all the kids that will be exposed to Black Panther and want to suit up just like him.
When I got the movie, that was the first thing I thought about.
The entire world will be able to check out just how great Black Panther is in just a few hours, when Captain America: Civil War is released worldwide. Tell us your thoughts on Boseman’s comments and Black Panther in the comments below!
Black Panther is scheduled to hit theaters February 16, 2018.
Source: USA Today.