When it comes to Marvel Studios, you better be careful what you say. According to the many actors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, their number one goal during press tours is to keep their mouth shuts and secrets safe. Chadwick Boseman, who plays T'Challa, found this out for himself when he joined the blockbusting universe. And, now, the actor is admitting he had to keep quiet about who would be cast in the solo Black Panther flick.
ComicBook.com's Jim Viscardi recently sat down with Chadwick for an interview where the actor discussed his famous co-stars. When asked if he knew who Marvel Studios wanted to cast, Chadwick said he knew.
"I knew before they had completely decided that that's who they wanted," Chadwick explained. "I don't necessarily get to decide but definitely was excited about where they were going, hoping it'd happen, and I'm glad it did."
It's not too surprising to hear Chadwick didn't have total control over the casting of Black Panther. After all, Marvel Studios has a lot riding on the success of the film, and the project is being headed up by Ryan Coogler's ever-capable hands. However, it is good to hear the leading actor did get a say or two about the cast and was on-board with everyone.
At San Diego Comic Con, Marvel Studios confirmed a slew of talented actors would be joining Black Panther alongside Chadwick. Lupita Nyong'o will play Nakia alongside Danai Gurira who has been cast as Okoye, two bodyguards in the Dora Milaje. Michael B. Jordan will play Erik Killmonger and Andy Serkis will reprise his role of Ulysses Klaue/Klaw as well.
Chadwick had several other tidbits to reveal during his interview with Jim Viscardi as he talked Spider-Man, Thanos, and more. The actor said that the Black Panther was more than ready to go toe-to-toe against anybody, even the Mad Titan himself.
And, when it came to Queen's famous vigilante, Chadwick had only kind words for Tom Holland. "Oh, he's great. I think he's great," the actor gushed. "I can't wait to see what he does. His humor, the hipness of the character, the youth of the character, it's a fresh take on something that I really love."
Doctor Strange will be in theaters on November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017; Black Panther on February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018; and Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019.