Chadwick Boseman Shares the Truth Behind Black Panther
Collider.com reported that Chadwick Boseman, who is set to play Black Panther in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, shares what’s it like to transition from a role portraying real-life people into a fictional comic book character. Read on for more details on this story.
Boseman, who has received praises for his portrayal in the biopics of James Brown and Jackie Robinson, was asked what it’s like to transition from roles portraying real-life people into a fictional comic book character such as the Black Panther.
“You try to tell the Marvel fans that he isn’t real, that’s even more scary. I would rather have something that I can put my whole life into,” says Boseman, “You want to be able to say that you did something that was a challenge and that changed you. For me, that’s all that it’s about. You put that type of energy into each thing, regardless of what it is.” Boseman said in the Collider interview as posted by Comicbook.com
Boseman has been attached to play Marvel’s African descent, Black Panther, as part of Marvel’s plan to diversify its Cinematic Universe. Boseman is set to appear as the Black Panther on “Captain America: Civil War,” as well as his own stand-alone pic which is set for Nov. 3, 2017.
Boseman appeared on TV shows such as Lincoln Heights, where he starred as Nathaniel “Nate” Ray and the NBC television series Persons Unknown, where he played Sergeant McNair. His film debut came in 2008, when he appeared in “The Express: The Ernie Davis Story,” in which he portrayed future Hall-of-Famer Floyd Little followed by “The Kill Hole” in 2012. His recent works are in the 2014 James Brown biopic “Get On Up” and the 2013 biopic “42” where he played as Jackie Robinson.
Created in 1966 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Black Panther made his first comic appearance was in Fantastic Four #52 and is among the first mainstream black superheroes as well as comics first mainstream African hero.
Black Panther or T’challa is heir to the throne of Wakanda, an island rich in the element called vibranium (the same stuff Captain America’s shield is made of) and one of the most technologically advanced nations on Earth. Every Wakandan King, is presented with a heart-shaped herb, which when consumed, grants fantastical abilities of Olympic-level physical attributes, like strength, speed, stamina and such, as well as heightening all of other senses. Armed with his kingdom’s resources, and powered by the Black Panther spirit, T’challa sets out to punish the wicked.
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