Though we have to wait a few years to see Chadwick Boseman suit up as Black Panther in his own movie, he will be showing up in a limited capacity in Captain America: Civil War. So, what does he think of joining the Marvel machine?
In a chat with Comic Book Resources, Boseman opened up (as much as he could without being taken out by a Marvel sniper) about taking on the iconic comic hero. Not surprisingly, he’s having a ton of fun. When asked which aspect of the character he’s really responded to, Boseman responded “Really, all of it.” Well played.
He obviously couldn’t say much, but here’s what Boseman could offer about his prep work for the film and how he’ll be adapted for the big screen:
“Who said I was prepping? [Laughs] I think right now, it's just going through the possibilities of what he can do. It's a brainstorming phase, trying to figure out what it looks like -- I'm going to be as vague as I can! -- what it looks like and what it should feel like in certain moments. But just going through [the material], because there's always a difference from one story to the next of who he is -- trying to find a way to merge those things together. Because I think that's always fun when these movies work: it's when people see several things satisfied at one time. And I think that's been the fun part so far.
It's just difficult with this particular character, because there are a lot of things in that time when it was written that did not exist but do exist now, so trying to figure out how would that work now. How is it special now in terms of technology and whatever -- but that's all I can say!”
Boseman will make his debut in Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016, followed by Black Panther on Nov. 3, 2017.
(Via Comic Book Resources)