Black Panther: Chadwick Boseman Reveals He Fought Director Ryan Coogler on Set

How do you keep stars amped-up on the set of a demanding action film? If you're Black Panther director Ryan Coogler you physically spar with the film's star, Chadwick Boseman.

Following his appearance at Marvel Studio's Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, Boseman told Vulture about Coogler's inspiring, if unorthodox, take on directing the upcoming film.

"He'll come to your trailer and grab you. He's very hands-on. He likes to be physical and be part of it," Boseman said. "In some fight scenes, if he feels like you need your energy to get up, he'll get in there to spar with you before you start. We throwin' punches and kicks at each other."

But who would win in these director-star brawls?

"We're not gonna talk about what happened," Boseman said. "That's between us."


Black Panther is set to premiere February 16, 2018.

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Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.


Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler from a screenplay by Coogler and Joe Robert Cole. Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa / Black Panther alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

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