By now we all know that Chadwick Boseman will be suited up in Captain America: Civil War as Black Panther as the trailer (watch below) seemingly revealed T’Challa on the side of Iron Man battling Captain America.
Boseman recently spoke about potentially taking on Captain America in Civil War while appearing on Sirius XM.
“I don’t know, man. I don’t know. [laughs] That’s a great question right there. Hypothetically are you asking me do we fight in the movie? Is that what you’re asking? Well I mean, if you’re talking to [Floyd] Mayweather or [Manny] Pacquiao before the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight, then Mayweather’s gonna say he’s gonna win. If you’re talking to Canelo [Alvarez] before the Canelo/[Miguel] Cotto fight, Canelo’s gonna say he’s gonna win.”
The interview also saw Boseman tease that Black Panther is involved in negotiating the superhero accords in the film that lead to Civil War as there needs to be “some sort of control over these super powers,” comparing them to nuclear weapons. Boseman also noted that Black Panther will be torn between tradition and the “new world,” as well as feeling the need to live up to his father’s legacy and the legacy of Wakanda.
Boseman also compared his Black Panther to James Bond, stating Panther has some “James Bond-esque charm,” and said Panther is not like Thor – who is spoiled and another member of Marvel’s royalty – and added Black Panther isn’t trying to get along with anyone.
Chadwick Boseman will follow Captain America: Civil War with the standalone Black Panther movie in 2018.
“Captain America: Civil War” has a May 6, 2016 release date directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.
Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.
Captain America: Civil War trailer: