Black Panther, one of Marvel Comics’ most anticipated, newest character to share the silver screen spotlight in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, is about see double or triple, according to Comicbook. Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman plays the T’Challa iteration, and most well-known iteration, of the titular character.
However, Boseman stated recently that their might be other Black Panther version that will be heading to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the big screen.
“You’re going to learn about Wakanda, its culture, its traditions, the past.You can go through all the comic books and know that there’s more Panthers that have existed in the past – that’s origin.”
He stressed that Black Panther’s appearance in Civil War wasn’t “necessarily an origin story,” and there was a reason for that.
“It’s not necessarily an origin story because he remains a mystery through most of the movie. When I take the mask off and it’s revealed that it’s the Prince of Wakanda, that’s the guy who’s father was just killed – it’s a surprise. So then, you’re learning – as you watch the movie – what his powers are, because you’re not sure. He remains a mystery through most of the movie.”
Chadwick Boseman explained that the intent with Black Panther’s Civil War appearance was to keep everything “airtight,” so as to not give anything away about where the character is going for his solo outing that is still yet to be released. Unfortunately, though his vague discussion seemed to imply the possibility of brining in others who have worn the Black Panther suit moniker, he couldn’t give anything away.
“I think that’s why they made his arc so complete, so that it is contained. You have to, in doing that, make sure you leave room for a lot of things that you want to happen. I can’t say what they are but that was thought out by me, thought out by the producers, the directors, I’m sure Stan Lee had something to say about it, Ryan Coogler had something to say about it.”
Black Panther has been a highly anticipated Marvel character, so it makes sense that they want to carefully craft his big screen solo debut, and make sure they get it right. After all, other character from Marvel and DC Comics have had pretty poor adaptations (Ghost Rider, Fantastic Four), whether all fans think so or not.
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