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Chadwick Boseman Shares Fan Feedback, Says A Movie Like Black Panther Has “Never Been Done”



Just think, this time last week we had no idea that both a Black Panther and a Captain Marvel movie were in the not-too-distant future! (The past was a horrible place.)

Now that the dust has settled slightly after Marvel’s massive round of Phase 3 announcements, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman is just beginning to fully digest the implications his unprecedented role will have, both on a personal level and for the future of comic book movies overall. In an interview this past weekend with Comic Book Resources, the actor shared some of the feedback he’s received since Marvel’s Black Panther reveal:

The reaction on stage at the El Capitan Theater was, like, amazing […] Just to be there — the way that Marvel set it up and wanted to surprise people with it, it was one of the best surprises that I’ve ever been a part of […] I’ve heard from a lot of my friends, and a lot of people I don’t know have congratulated me — but I’ve actually not heard a lot from other people because I went away. I tried to get away from everything just to ground myself. But it’s been amazing. I’m so excited! I’m ready to start right now, and they’re telling me, ‘Slow down a little bit!’

Boseman also spoke about the significance of Marvel’s first (and long-awaited!) film starring a black superhero:

It’s never been done […] It’s been done before in different ways, but it’s never been done exactly like this. Wesley Snipes also had his own franchise — you have to acknowledge that. You have to acknowledge what [Anthony] Mackie’s doing [with the Falcon]. But this is a little different in the way that Marvel is presenting it, so it’s amazing.

And now we only have three-years-minus-one-day to wait!

Previously in Black Panther

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