May 5, 2016
Black Panther Actor Chadwick Boseman A Russo Brothers Favorite On 'Civil War' Set

Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman meticulously brought the fan-favorite Marvel character to life. The Black Panther actor impressed the Russo Brothers with his diligence in studying the role. He especially drilled down on acquiring a more or less authentic African accent. Although Black Panther's native land, Wakanda, is a fictional place, Chadwick Boseman took hints from how people would talk if Wakanda indeed existed within present-day Africa. Boseman applied the same diligence to the role as he did to his breakout roles in 42 and Get on Up.

The Russo Brothers told Entertainment Weekly what caught their attention about Chadwick Boseman's preparation.

"You can see from the other roles that he's done that he builds a character from a very deep place. Like what he did with Panther in this movie was remarkable. He has a martial arts history that he himself was able to use and incorporate into how the character moved."

Fans of comic books are having a ball with Black Panther's Civil War appearance. It was a dream for many to see him on screen alongside other Avengers. Now that it has finally happened, comic book fans anxiously await his next appearance. The Black Panther actor's Marvel Studios days are just beginning. He is set to take part in a solo adventure, probably an origin story, when the Black Panther movie arrives in 2018. He also might show up in the next Avengers movies. The Black Panther movie will contain a strong link to events taking place in the next Avengers movie.

The Hollywood Reporter suggested that the Black Panther movie could contain an element critical to Marvel's current movie storyline.

"How Black Panther will lead into Avengers is likely to remain a mystery until 2018, but it should be noted that a number of Infinity Stones remain undiscovered ahead of the announced Infinity War. Could Black Panther's exploration of Wakanda include the discovery of one of the remaining stones?"

There is a very likely connection here. As for how or why Black Panther would have an Infinity Stone, or if this will even be the case, Marvel hasn't said. Captain America: Civil War officially opens this week for American audiences, so fan theories about the Black Panther solo movie will likely start filling social media and internet message boards more than they already have. And Black Panther's Marvel fan contingent will give their verdict on how well Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman held the role.

With two recent movie versions to compare with, critics have already stated their positive assessment of the new Spider-Man actor, Tom Holland. Both Spider-Man and Black Panther are the two major new additions to Marvel Studios, with another fan favorite, Captain Marvel, coming soon. More may show up in the Avengers movies that still need title confirmations. The Russo Brothers just confirmed that Avengers: Infinity War is getting a name change, and that Part I and Part II will be very different from each other. This would indicate that the story may take a different basis than first speculated. Infinity War isn't the only Marvel Comics storyline with Infinity Stones or Thanos as its basis, anyway. There are a lot of storylines they could draw upon while still keeping the established picture.

The change in name and the possible change in basis may have something to do with Joss Whedon leaving his Marvel Cinematic Universe duties and the Russo brothers taking charge of these Avengers movies. If that wasn't enough, Black Panther has also seen a resurgence among comics readers with his new Marvel Comics series. Both the comics series and the movie appearance are pushing Black Panther to the forefront as a character. Fortunately, Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman has given new life to the iconic superhero from the 1960s as Marvel's movie ventures mature.

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