Chadwick Boseman Talks Black Panther, Makes James Bond Comparison, Civil War Allegiance Explained

The release of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ in May will mark the eagerly anticipated debut of Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther.


Some might assume that Black Panther will need time to get to grips with the more experienced members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

But Boseman has insisted to Entertainment Weekly that his ferocious superhero will be more than a match for Captain America, Iron Man et al, while he also provided us with some further tidbits regarding the character and his involvement.

Speaking as part of the latest edition of the above publication, which he graces the cover of alongside Chris Evans’ Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Chadwick Boseman said of Black Panther, “He’s definitely not the life of the party in this instance.”

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Boseman then added, “I think this is something true of the comic book character and the movie. You never quite know where he stands. There’s always a bit of concealing and mystery. So I think mysterious is more his boat.”

So mysterious that we don’t know which side he’s on in ‘Civil War’?

Not exactly, because while it’s been revealed that Black Panther’s allegiance between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark is repeatedly in flux it’s also been teased that T’Challa has a huge problem with Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes, who as the titular villain in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ ran riot.


But Chadwick Boseman also insisted that even though Black Panther plays his cards extremely close to his chest he still oozes charm. Even comparing the character to world’s most famous spy.

“Not to say there’s not charm and he can’t be a ladies’ man and all that. It’s more like if there is humour, it’s more like James Bond,” Boseman detailed.

We’ll get our very first taste of Black Panther’s charm and persona in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ on May 6, 2016, while a solo adventure for the beloved superhero will then follow on February 16, 2018.

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