Chadwick Boseman to Play Black Panther
Chadwick Boseman has been selected to play Black Panther for Marvel's “Phase Three” slate of films. “Phase Three” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe includes a total of 10 films that are scheduled for release between summers of 2015 and 2019. The films are “Ant Man,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Doctor Strange,” “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Black Panther,” “Captain Marvel,” “Inhumans,” “The Avengers: Infinity War Part I” and “The Avengers: Infinity War Part II.”
“I can't put that into words. It's amazing, I'm just trying to take it one step at time,” Boseman told Access Hollywood.
“I have to give credit to Anthony Mackie and Wesley Snipes….I don’t want to act like I'm the only one doing it,” the actor said. “I love the fact that Marvel has decided we need to have superheroes of color and female superheroes.” Boseman will appear as Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War” in 2016 before starring in his stand-alone movie, “Black Panther,” in 2017.
Screen Rant released an image of the Black Panther costume in late October. Click here.
In the Marvel Universe, T'challa comes from the fictional African country of Wakanda. He is next in line as king of the country and earns the ceremonial title of Black Panther by overpowering the champions of Wakanda's tribes. He leaves for New York and joins The Avengers.
Marvel's “Phase Three” involves a series of firsts for the film franchise. While “Black Panther” will feature Boseman as the first black superhero as the title character, “Captain Marvel” will be the first to feature a female superhero in the lead role.
Boseman has worked in film and television. He is best known for appearing in the films “42” and “Get On Up.” He initially pursued a career in writing and directing but found more success in acting.
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