During an interview with Collider, Jeremy Renner, who plays Hawkey in the new Captain America: Civil War movie and Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch both think Black Panther’s Costume was the worst of all Marvel characters.
Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner shared this conversation during their Collider interview.
Elizabeth Olsen: “He has the worst costume, Black Panther. I thought Ant-Man was bad and then I saw him.”
Jeremy Renner: “I know, that poor guy. It’s the worst of any Marvel character…”
It was no shock that everyone was hooting and hollering during Black Panther’s recent debut in the new Captain America: Civil War trailer, but if other marvel characters themselves don’t like his costume, what does everyone else think?
GamesRadar mentions that Black Panther’s Costume closely resembles that of his costume in the comics, which makes it a great ensemble to many.
Renner tells Collider that the costume could be a bit of a burden to Chadwick Boseman, who plays Black Panther.
“Yeah Cap would complain about his cowl and it’s like dude, Black Panther’s got three on! Terrible, sweating – if it takes you 30 minutes to go to the bathroom, that’s a problem.”
Olsen did say that her costume doesn’t necessarily count as being the easiest to take off, as well.
“I have a onesie and a corset over my onesie, and a corset is a lace-up, so those always take like 10 minutes. I had to do it yesterday during the storm by myself.”
It was memorable when Black Panther first made his appearance in the new Captain America: Civil War trailer, as he drop kicked Winter Soldier. Screen Rant reports that Black Panther will eventually have his own movie, however, Captain America: Civil War is where he will start.
Anthony Russo, who is the Co-Director of Captain America: Civil War, explains the differences between the more cloth-like costume used in the comics and the one used in the movie.
“Panther is a cool character and he has a toughness, and a sort of intimidation factor with his costume. We’re experimenting with how the light catches the costume… It’s like medieval chain mail, woven extremely thin. It’s not comparable to any other costumes in the universe.”
Boseman explains to Screen Rant that the costume is not very comfortable for him or his stunt double. The only part of the costume that Boseman actually finds to be comfortable is the boots. Boseman does mention the importance of the rare metal that his costume is made up of in terms of its resource to Wakanda.
“As far as the storytelling is concerned, the vibranium is a metal that is dynamic. It can change how it’s used. It’s not a liquid, but it has the ability to change shape and change form and still have its strength. I think there a lot of things about that in the mythology that I think has a lot of potential in terms of the storytelling… It’s not just about being durable, it has the ability to absorb energy. It’s not just like you hit it and it doesn’t take it. It has the ability to absorb the attack of another person and repel or respond to that attack. That’s part of the power.”
So, in terms of Captain America: Civil War, besides the conflicting feelings towards Black Panther’s costume, who’s side is Black Panther on? Boseman explains to Screen Rant that everyone is on their own side. Nate Moore, Executive Producer, says that Black Panther really can’t make up his mind who’s side he is on, which makes him appear to be on his own.
Regardless of whether Black Panther’s costume is cumbersome or him lacking the ability to choose sides in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, his character is considered to be a genius, a warrior and a leader.
Check this out to see Black Panther’s debut in the new Captain America: Civil War trailer. What do you think of his costume?
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