Chadwick Boseman: Black Panther Will Be Grittier Than Other Marvel Movies

The hugely anticipated ‘Black Panther’ is arguably the one Marvel film everyone’s looking forward to, and lead Chadwick Boseman says it’s going to go down the dark and gritty route.


Firstly, after we were introduced to Boseman’s awesome character in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ earlier this year it was apparent that Black Panther was one of the more straight-up, serious heroes to grace the MCU. That said, Marvel do a stellar job at producing lighthearted moments in the most tense of scenes, so to say ‘Black Panther’ won’t have any laughs is likely untrue.

Speaking to CBR News (via MCU Exchange), Boseman offered some interesting insight into how director Ryan Coogler (’Creed’) and the cast and crew were approaching the film.

“It’s funny, because on one hand, the Marvel movies that I’ve liked the most are the ones that are funny. I love ‘Ant-Man’. But for me, most of the time the darker superhero movies are the ones that I gravitate towards, that I love the most. So I’m glad that I’m not in an ‘Ant-Man’. I’m glad that the tone of [’Black Panther’] may be a little grittier,” admitted the actor.

To be honest, what we saw in ‘Civil War’ certainly worked alongside the frivolity of the other characters, but that’s not to say Black Panther’s lack of a sense of humour is a pitfall. The setting, the fictional kingdom of Wakanda, can be a dangerous place and going by the introduction of T’Challa (the name Black Panther goes by as the King of Wakanda), it seems only appropriate the solo film sets a similar precedent.


“I just wanted to establish that from the beginning. That that’s what we were doing,” says Boseman about the style of the film and how the story will be told in a more serious manner. “I feel like we’ll end up in a place that I’ve always wanted to be when I look at superhero movies. Those are the ones I like the most. It’s exciting to do that.”

The prospect of seeing more of the character many fans fell in love with in ‘Civil War’ is a mouthwatering prospect that, when teamed with helmer Coogler and a cast that includes Michael B. Jordan and Jupita Nyongo’o, could be very special indeed.

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‘Black Panther’ is in UK cinemas from 6 July, 2018.