Chadwick Boseman: Black Panther will be gritty

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 September 2016
Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman

Chadwich Boseman has revealed the upcoming Marvel movie Black Panther will be "grittier" than other titles in the cinematic universe

Chadwick Boseman has revealed 'Black Panther' will be "gritty".

The 39-year-old actor is to star in the upcoming Marvel movie, and he has confirmed the motion picture features a distinctly different tone to the other titles in the cinematic universe - and he's thrilled about it.

Speaking in an interview at San Diego Comic-Con, he said: "I'm glad that the tone of ['Black Panther'] may be a little grittier. I just wanted to establish that from the beginning, that that's what we were doing. That that's what I intend to do. 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 star - who has also appeared in Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War' - also admitted that while he is glad that he's appearing in a "grittier" movie, he also loves the comical Marvel films.

He said: "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."

The former 'Lincoln Heights' actor also revealed details about the Black Panther character, saying that he's "merciful" but at the same time "not necessarily perfect".

He said: "He's not going to be a person that does things purely for his own gain. That he does have a heroic aspect at the heart of a hero; of a leader. You can pull for him, because he's merciful. And it leaves room also for him to do things that are not necessarily perfect."

Black Panther

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ryan Coogler
  • Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis
  • UK release: 13 February 2018

T’Challa (Boseman) ascends to the throne of Wakanda after his father is killed, and he and former lover Nakia (Nyong’o) must avenge the theft of an artefact made of Wakanda’s precious vibranium. Ground-breaking superhero story with awesome action; Boseman is agile and impressive, but the female contingent is superb and…

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