Chadwick Boseman Talks Black Panther
EW.com caught up with Boseman to ask his thoughts on getting cast as the King of Wakanda as well as on Marvel Studios.
Here are some highlights from the interview:
Bosemann said he hasn't tried on the Black Panther costume, yet.
Regarding how long Boseman was in talks for the role:
Not even a month. The real official conversations happened really quickly. I think there were rumors out there, but those were rumors. Maybe that’s a form of conversation, but it wasn’t an actual conversation, if that makes any sense.
Did Boseman previously addition for any other comic book characters?
This was really the first. It wasn’t really an audition process. It was more of a discussion about what they wanted to do and how I saw it and what I wanted to do. It was more of a feeling out process and they’re really smart. I can’t talk too much about it—the only thing I can say is that they are smarter than you think they are.
On Marvel Studios:
They have a lot of it figured out. This is the part where I have to be quiet. Because the same way that surprise happened at the El Capitan Theatre, I feel like it all has to happen like that. I just know they’re really good at what they do. And it’s not like, “Oh, I can make a whole lot of a money playing a superhero, or anything like that.” For me, I’ve always been a person that says I’m not really looking to put on a suit and become a comic-book person. It’s never really been something in my scope, as far as a goal of mine. I’m more the person that says, “I want to do these really cool independent films with great characters with great directors, or studio films that have critical acclaim.” But I think with Marvel, you have the best of both worlds.
On the big reveal with Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.:
So when we got to the day with he and Chris Evans—Chris is also like that—it was just sort of a family atmosphere. They just invited me in and both walked me through that process. They seemed like they were reliving their own versions of that [introduction] through me.
Is their a Black Panther movie script?
Honestly, I don’t think so. All of that is being come up with right now. How do they say that: My pay grade doesn’t reach that high.
Captain America: Civil War hits May 6, 2016, with Black Panther having a November 3, 2017 release.
Check out video footage featuring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Chadwick Boseman from the big Marvel Studios reveal: