‘Black Panther’ Cast Update: Chadwick Boseman ‘beyond excited’ as the latest Marvel hero; Possible plot includes face off with Klaw
Chadwick Boseman will be joining the long list of Hollywood actors that were chosen to become a Marvel superhero. Late last year, the gigantic studio announced that Boseman was chosen to give life to "Black Panther" to the big screen. The actor is excited about the new project as some fans wonder if his character will battle it out with his father's killer, Klaw.
"Black Panther" is the first black superhero to be translated to the theaters, which gives its lead actor, Chadwick Boseman, some pressure on his shoulder. The 38-year-old actor admits that he felt numb the first time he heard about the news that he has been cast as the new Marvel superhero.
The actor-playwright also admits via Variety's Actors on Actors that he is "beyond excited" about the huge task that was given to him. Chadwick Boseman also thinks that "Black Panther" is Marvel's unique superhero given his function as the leader of the fictional place called Wakanda.
"I can't think of another character that is like the leader of a nation and a superhero at the same time," Boseman told Variety. "There are a lot of different ways this story can go, ways they can do it. So I'm just really excited about how it fuits into the bigger picture, what Marvel is doing."
And Marvel really has a lot of options how to translate the story of "Black Panther" in his solo movie. One way is to focus on the life of his human alter-ego, T'Challa, before he became a superhero. In the comic books, his character assumed his father's position as the leader of Wakanda after he was killed by Ulysses Klaw.
Known as the human physicist who has been transformed into solid sound, Klaw is a notorious villain who killed "Black Panther"'s father just to get a hold of the Vibranium as revealed by Marvel.
Marvel Cinematic Universe still has a handful of movies left for its loyal supporters, including the "Black Panther," which will land on the studio's Phase 3. However, the hero from Wakanda will be first introduced on "Captain America: Civil War" before starring in his titular movie.
Chadwick Boseman is excited to be one of Marvel's newest superhero and how he will fit in the whole MCU. The "Black Panther" will join other movies on Marvel's Phase 3, hitting theaters on July 2018.