We all know that we’re being introduced to Chadwick Boseman (’42’,’Get on Up’) as Prince T’Challa aka Black Panther in ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ but for the first time Boseman is speaking out on what we can expect his character will be actually be up to. Hints have been dropping about his homeland Wakanda since ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘ and anyone who knows the character can tell you that T’Challa puts his duty to his nation above all else.
So, that begs the question on why Black Panther would to into a superhero squabble that doesn’t yet directly involve him. Clearly it is his concern for his country that drives him and Boseman confirms that by saying the Prince isn’t necessarily picking sides between Captain America and Iron Man:
“[He’s] not on anybody’s team. It’s my political mission to tame it and get it under control.”
So far in the previews we’ve seen Black Panther appearing to side with Tony Stark’s pro-Sokovia Accords movement where superheroes are being regulated and fighting Bucky Barnes, so at the very least he’ll be allied with Iron Man for awhile. However, with the way Boseman frames his response we could see those loyalties shift as the movie progresses.
At this time, it is unclear as to if he will have the same powers that were granted to him from fully becoming the Black Panther in the comics or if he’ll just have had great training while wearing vibranium armor that keeps him going toe to toe with the heroes he encounters.
Are you looking forward to seeing Black Panther joining up with The Avengers in ‘Captain America: Civil War’? How do you think his role will play out in the film? Share your thoughts in the comments below True Believers!
‘Captain America: Civil War’ directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring Chris Evans,Robert Downey Jr., Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Daniel Brühl, Emily Van Camp, Martin Freeman, Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, and William Hurt opens in theaters on May 6, 2016.
Source: Cinema Blend