Chadwick Boseman has already begun preparations for his role in Captain America: Civil War… despite only just being announced as Marvel’s Black Panther.
Appearing at The Hollywood Film Awards, the 31-year-old Marvel superhero revealed that he’s already begun preparing for the role of Black Panther… and that means hitting the gym.
“I’ll be in Captain America: Civil War,” he confirmed to reporters. “We’re preparing for that right now as well; [I’m] just sort of beginning the workout for that. We also have ‘A Message From The King’ which will happen before [Civil War].”
Of course, this is all pretty new to Chadwick Boseman. Appearing in his first ever comic book movie, it’s likely to be the first time he’s been asked to bulk up significantly for a role. And while the likes of Hugh Jackman have become accustomed to the process of building up muscle, it looks as though Boseman has been thrown in the deep end.
But what about the secrecy surrounding the role? It looks as though bulking up isn’t the only hard part when it comes to playing a superhero…
“I told some of my close friends,” Chadwick explained. “I had to keep quiet about it, so there wasn’t a lot I could do to be honest. It was mainly after it was announced I could celebrate it with people. Just to spend some time with people that I care about afterwards.”
Of course, becoming the Black Panther is quite an honour. After all, he’s often lauded as the first black superhero in mainstream American comic books. And now Boseman will join the likes of Samuel L. Jack, Anthony Mackie and even Wesley Snipes in bringing kick ass black superheroes to the big screen.
But it seems he also has plenty of other work on his agenda.
“I’m actually preparing for another role at this moment,” he added. “A Message From The King is the movie I’m doing next. I’m doing prep for that. To some degree, there are some things I have to do at the same time. Black Panther will have its time when it gets complete focus.”
Will Chadwick Boseman be the right man to bring Black Panther to the big screen? For now, we’ll have to wait and see… but it certainly looks promising.
Black Panther is expected in cinemas on 3 November 2017.
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