Chadwick Boseman Hyped For BLACK PANTHER Action Figures And Halloween Costumes

Chadwick Boseman Hyped For BLACK PANTHER Action Figures And Halloween Costumes

Chadwick Boseman Hyped For BLACK PANTHER Action Figures And Halloween Costumes

The actor reveals one of the first things he thought about immediately following the announcement that he'd be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the Black Panther, and more. Check it out!



When Chadwick Boseman stopped by the 89.3 KPCC radio station, the potential Academy Award nominee was eventually asked about his role as Marvel's Black Panther, and specially how it feels to know the Wakandian Prince will be embraced by kids through action figures among other things. "That's one of the first things I thought about when we left the announcement event with Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans," he recalled. "I saw fans outside with the rendering of Black Panther and [as] I was signing them I was sitting there like, Oh my gosh! And we were close to Halloween, so over that week I saw people with Iron Man costumes, Captain America costumes, Spider-Man costumes, and I was like, 'That's going to happen [with Black Panther].' It blew my mind." He continued, "It's important because there will be black kids who have the Black Panther outfit and action figure, as well as Latino kids and white kids. It's an amazing thought that it helps from the opposite side to do what you were talking about earlier, about the non-specific racial casting; the idea that this person can be a hero. I feel like "42" did the same thing: there are so many kids from various backgrounds that see Jackie Robinson as a hero, and even though the movie is about race, the heroic spirit has no racial boundaries. So it's amazing to be a part of any of that."

Chadwick Boseman revealed previously that he had already started training with Marvel for the Black Panther's role in Captain America: Civil War, which starts filming in the spring next year. However, Badass Digest speculates that Boseman (and whoever will play Captain Marvel) could be taking part in next month's additional filming for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Entering spoiler territory, the report reveals that "Ultron goes to Wakanda to get his robotic hands on vibranium" in the Marvel sequel. And though T'Challa is not in Joss Whedon's script, "having Black Panther show up in the post-credits scene, mad that the Avengers came and had a fight in his closed-off nation without even reaching out to him" could set up the character before Civil War. What do you think?


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