Kevin Feige: Chadwick Boseman Was ‘Only Choice’ for Black Panther
Kevin Feige has revealed that Chadwick Boseman was Marvel’s “only choice” for the role of T’Challa in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther (and the MCU as a whole). In October 2014, Marvel officially announced that Black Panther would be part of the MCU’s Phase 3 slate. Then, it wasn’t much later that they revealed Chadwick Boseman (Get On Up) would be playing the titular character that comic book fans had waited years to see on the big screen. While Boseman was a relatively unknown actor to the general public, it certainly seems like Marvel made the right choice for their T’Challa. Boseman made his debut as Black Panther in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, and now he’s leading his own film in 2018’s Black Panther. RELATED: Donald & Stephen Glover Consulted on Black Panther Script In an interview with Collider, Kevin Feige has revealed that Boseman was literally Marvel’s “only choice” for the character. “I think you hear people say this all the time, when you’re in a setting like this, but he was the only choice. It may not have been this fast, but in my memory, we were sitting around a table, coming up with the story for Civil War, Nate Moore, our
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