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Boseman Hints At Black Panther’s “Civil War” Role, Legacy, Fighting Ability

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Boseman Hints At Black Panther’s “Civil War” Role, Legacy, Fighting Ability

Thanks to the trailer for “Captain America: Civil War,” we already know for sure that Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) will at least chase Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) at some point in the film. Whether the two will have an interaction involving closer contact, though, Boseman’s lips remain sealed.

While talking with Entertainment Weekly Radio’s “Behind the Scenes” on Sirius XM, Boseman remained vague when asked if Black Panther could beat Captain America in a fight. “I don’t know, man,” said Boseman, with a laugh. “I don’t know. That’s a great question right there. Hypothetically are you asking me do we fight in the movie? Is that what you’re asking?”

He continued: “Well I mean, if you’re talking to [Floyd] Mayweather or [Manny] Pacquiao before the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight, thean Mayweather’s gonna say he’s gonna win. If you’re talking to Canelo [Alvarez] before the Canelo/[Miguel] Cotto fight, Canelo’s gonna say he’s gonna win.”

He did tease that we will see Black Panther negotiating the superhero accords in the film. Boseman said that as a world leader, T’Challa sees a need to make sure that there is “some sort of control over these super powers,” similar to nuclear weapons. He added that Black Panther will be torn between tradition and how “things need to happen now in this new world,” and that he feels a need to live up to his father’s legacy and the “legacy of the entire nation of Wakanda.”

Boseman did definitively state that Black Panther is far from being spoiled, like Thor, who is also a member of Marvel Universe royalty. Boseman added that while he doesn’t think T’Challa is “trying to get along with anyone,” he still has some “James Bond”-esque charm.

“Captain America: Civil War” opens on May 6, 2016.

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