Captain America: Civil War saw the introduction of new Marvel characters into the big screen.And the witnessing of an Avengers breakup. Team Iron Man saw Spider-Man and Black Panther siding with the hero. Black Panther a.k.a Prince T’challa joined Iron Man’s team after the assumption that the Winter Soldier was responsible for his father’s death. According to Chadwick Boseman,this introduction by the film, however, is not the origin story of Black Panther.
The actor who portrays the superhero recently did an interview with Yahoo Movies where he talked about all things Black Panther:
“Civil War was a jumping off point for the Black Panther character. It’s not necessarily an origin story because he remains a mystery through most of the movie. When I take the mask off and it’s revealed that it’s the Prince of Wakanda, that’s the guy who’s father was just killed – it’s a surprise.”
When the actor was further encouraged to elaborate on this statement, Boseman gave a cryptic answer for what the solo Black Panther movie will be about and hints that there are more Black Panthers!
“If you saw the tease at the end [of ‘Civil War’] in Wakanda, that’s more mystery there so I think there’s a lot to reveal about the character.There is definitely more of [Prince T’challa’s] origin in ‘Black Panther’. You’re going to learn about Wakanda, its culture, its traditions, the past. You can go through all the comic books and know that there’s more Panthers that have existed in the past – that’s origin.”
The movie is an important one for Marvel Cinematic Universe as it would be the very first superhero who is black and has the leading role. It also stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira, and will be directed by Ryan Coogler. Black Panther is also the first black superhero in the mainstream American comics, debuting years before such early African-American superheroes as Marvel Comics’ the Falcon (1969) and Luke Cage (1972).
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