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Chadwick Boseman Wanted to Play Black Panther Years Before He Was Cast

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Chadwick Boseman Wanted to Play Black Panther Years Before He Was Cast

Chadwick Boseman landed the role of a lifetime when he was cast as Marvel’s T’Challa/Black Panther. Not only is T’Challa a significant character in the comics and the cinematic universe, but he’s an African King, and including him in the films is great step forward for diversity.

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In this new interview from “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” Boseman shares the unique story of how he first discovered the “Black Panther” comics and how he got a call from Marvel to play T’Challa. “A security guard on ‘Gods of Egypt’ placed his original ‘Black Panther’ comic in my dressing room, told me to read it, and told me that one day I would play Black Panther.”

Boseman will make his Marvel debut in “Captain America: Civil War,” which opens in theaters this Friday. His stand alone “Black Panther” films hits theaters February 16, 2018.

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