Pass The Popcorn: Marvel Shares A Detailed Look At The 'Black Panther'
Marvel is making its push again to get its Phase 3 initiative off the ground. Despite the attempts from DC Comics to steal some ticket sales, all hands are on deck to spotlight the recent Entertainment Weekly cover story involving Chadwick Boseman.
It might have taken 13 movies to do it, but finally the Black Panther will be hitting the big screen. Much hype has been made about the Captain America: Civil War trailer, specifically about T’Challa’s allegiance to Tony Stark, but according to the details of Entertainment Weekly‘s piece — the story is much more complicated than that.
Boseman, who has shined in roles as James Brown and Jackie Robinson, revealed that T’Challa’s motivations in Civil War are more tied into his country of Wakanda over working alongside someone like Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). “He’s definitely not the life of the party in this instance,” Boseman said. “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.”
What still has yet to be revealed is why Black Panther even enters into the fracas in the first place. The trailer for Captain America: Civil War finds him just appearing with no context as to why he’s involved in the beef between Tony and Cap, and why he’s roundhouse kicking Cap’s buddy, the Winter Soldier. Nate Moore, one of the executive producers of Civil War, Black Panther is presented as someone who has an agenda that doesn’t align with Cap’s or Iron Man’s ideals.
“I think that brings him into conflict weirdly with both characters at different times in the film,” Moore explained. “He is the prince of [Wakanda] that has so far stayed very much sort of in the shadows.” If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, please don’t waste anymore time and check it out as soon as you can. In it, it appears that the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) is being set up for a crime, which might involve the murder of Black Panther’s dad. While this is pure speculation, it may be a good way to tie in T’Challa into the Marvel Cinematic Universe after teasing us for so long.
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War will also mark the debut of Tom Holland as the world’s favorite web crawler, Spider-Man. The film will hit theaters on May 6th.