Actor Chadwick Boseman has quickly risen through the ranks of Hollywood. Breaking out in the Jackie Robinson biopic, 42, he has went on to play the legendary James Brown and will be portraying the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall. The actor has now found himself starring in his own Marvel film, Black Panther. Boseman recently spoke with ComingSoon, and gave fans an idea of what to expect from his character.
“It’s shortly after Civil War has ended, so he’s still mourning. There’s unrest in Wakanda. So what he’s dealing with is being the king and making the transition to filling the footsteps of his father. (The film) is probably going to feel like it’s more about the political unrest than the superhero, initially.”
As far as balancing being both the King of Wakanda and Black Panther, Boseman said T’Challa is has prepared for this his whole life.
“He’s been prepared for it his whole life. He’s groomed, so to speak, to do it. I think it’s just the mental transition and it does not help – like if his father had decided that he was going to step down, I’m too old, I can’t do it anymore, then that would be a different scenario. But because he died in the last movie, I think the transition has to do with that mourning process and just the mentality – he’s been groomed to do it.”
Boseman is a fantastic actor and I really enjoyed his turn as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, and look forward to the his upcoming solo movie as well as Black Panther’s part in Avengers: Infinity War.
Black Panther comes to theaters February 16.
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