Variety has a series of Actors on Actors videos up for awards season, including a clip of Logan Lerman (Fury) chatting with Chadwick Boseman about his new role as Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The segment includes a hint that he might be introduced in more than one movie before the solo film in 2017.
“There’s a director on the movies that I’m introduced, but not for ‘Black Panther,'” said Boseman. “Just being a part of that discussion is huge. You’re reading the comic books and you have ideas about how that’s gonna happen and you can discuss that.”
“Movies” being the operative word here. Although it was previously stated that T’Challa would make his debut in May 6, 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, the appearance of Andy Serkis playing what many believe to be Ulysses Klaw in the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as the rumors of Vibranium playing a key role in that sequel’s plot, have many wondering if Boseman will indeed drop by in next summer’s blockbuster. It would certainly make more sense than having the ruler of Wakanda pop up in Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 or Thor: Ragnarok. His only other appearance in the MCU was a very subtle reference to Black Panther on a monitor at the end of Iron Man 2.
“I’m excited about it too!” continued Boseman. “Beyond excited, it’s like to the point where you feel numb and then your mind goes off into, ‘Ok, how do I achieve that?’ The great thing about it is that the actual character is unique in a lot of ways. I can’t think of another character that’s like the leader of a nation and is a superhero at the same time. There are a lot of different ways this story can go, ways that they can do it, so I’m really just excited about how it fits into the bigger picture of what Marvel is doing.”
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther solo movie is currently being written by Mark Bailey with a scheduled release date of November 3, 2017.
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