|Chadwick Boseman (via Getty Images)|
You can watch Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans introduce Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther here:
Since then, the star of the James Brown biopic Get On Up has kept a low profile. But here's what Boseman said about the Marvel event:
"The reaction on stage at the El Capitan Theater was, like, amazing. Just to be there — the way that Marvel set it up and wanted to surprise people with it, it was one of the best surprises that I've ever been a part of….I've heard from a lot of my friends, and a lot of people I don't know have congratulated me — but I've actually not heard a lot from other people because I went away. I tried to get away from everything just to ground myself. But it's been amazing. I'm so excited! I'm ready to start right now, and they're telling me, 'Slow down a little bit!'"
Then, he told how the Black Panther is different from other superheroes of color:
"It's been done before in different ways, but it's never been done exactly like this. Wesley Snipes also had his own franchise — you have to acknowledge that. You have to acknowledge what [Anthony] Mackie's doing [with the Falcon]. But this is a little different in the way that Marvel is presenting it, so it's amazing."
While we don't know exactly what the movie will be like, Black Panther is unique. T'Challa (or his spiritual name "Black Panther) is not only a superhero, but is also one of the smartest and richest men on the planet like Iron Man and Reed Richards. He's also a king of the most technologically advanced society in the world and a diplomat. He's not a soldier like Falcon or War Machine (or Iron Patriot as he was renamed in Iron Man 3) but he is an expert fighter like Captain America.
Black Panther will be "a little different" and that's a great thing for the Marvel Universe no matter what race you are.
How different do you think Black Panther will be? Are you excited to see another superhero of color in the Marvel Universe?
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