Chadwick Boseman Talks: Captain America’s Shield Vs. Black Panther’s Suit and Claws, Who Wins?

With Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War on its way and Black Panther seen in action just recently in a trailer, actor Chadwick Boseman seems to be indeed excited in what’s in store for him. There’s also a solo movie involving his Marvel comic book character as well coming in 2018.

Marvel movie fans will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe on a journey into phase three and it looks like in the Civil War sequel Boseman will be introduced into this new phase. He’s already seen going a mile a minute and then Steve Rogers is seen joining a brawl with Bucky Barnes against Tony Stark. It’s at this point where relationships are challenged. Especially with Captain America and Iron Man.

In Captain America: Winter Soldier, Steve Roger’s dark side is addressed by Tony Stark at Hawkeye’s cabin in the woods and according to Screen Rant, Black Panther is said to be joining team Iron Man in the third sequel. There does come a question of how a fight would turn out between Captain America and Black Panther, considering both Steve Roger’s shield and T’Challa’s suit and claws are both made of Vibranium.

In an interview with Chadwick Boseman about his role and with the aforementioned brought to his attention, he had this to say even though he could say very little and according to Screen Rant via a recorded Entertainment Weekly satellite radio show, he had this to say.

“If you’re talking to [Floyd] Mayweather or [Manny] Pacquiao, before Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, then Mayweather is going to say he’ll win. And if you’re talking to Canelo [Alvarez], before the [Miguel] Cotto fight, Canelo’s gonna say he’s gonna win.”

We’ve already seen Captain America take on Iron Man’s suit in a fight along with Winter Soldier, so it would be fascinating to see how he would be able to take on the swift Wakandan-born superhero.

Actors who wear rather enduring costumes have always had their complaints about their discomfort, dealing with the heat, and long hours rehearsing and multiple takes while shooting. According to Entertainment Weekly, Boseman gave some of his viewpoints on the comfort of the Black Panther suit in Civil War. He talked of not having good peripheral vision and “you see a gridded view of things.” He may have been talking about where the eye holes are and if you look closely.

Civil War’s Boseman also talked about how dynamic the suit is and the fact that it can “change shape/change form,” but is not fluid in nature as far as the story telling is concerned. He also talked about the real life utilization of the outfit.

“There’s a lot of comfort in the shoes or the boots and that’s the only part of it I did enjoy.”

Director Joe Russo gave his description of the costume in more detail. Talking about how they enhanced its appearance, according to Empire Online.

“It’s a combination of a practical costume and VFX. It’s a vibranium weave, a mesh, almost like a chainmail. Luminescence is something we have to do in post.”

Captain America: Civil War looks to be having superhero teams that’ll be taking sides and as previously mentioned, Black Panther has teamed with Iron Man. A couple of weeks ago, Cinema Blend confirmed that Black Panther has “an axe to grind” with Bucky Barnes.

A report from Movie Pilot theorized that since the Winter Soldier had his assassination orders given to him by Hydra, that he was also the one that killed T’Challa’s father, T’Chaka. If this is the case, this could make one think what Black Pather’s motiviation is in the movie.

Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters come May 1, 2016 and is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.