Earlier today EW unveiled the Captain America: Civil War cover to their latest issue, featuring the two men at the heart of the film's central conflict: Captain America and Iron Man. But there was a third figure in that image, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, and now a new, up-close image of the Wakandan king has been revealed.
Boseman had this to say when describing Black Panther's attitude towards the Avengers, and basically he's a lot like he is in the comics; shrouded in mystery...
“He’s definitely not the life of the party in this instance. I think this is something true of the comic book character and the movie. You never quite know where he stands. There’s always a bit of concealing and mystery. So I think mysterious is more his boat. Not to say there’s not charm and he can’t be a ladies’ man and all that. It’s more like if there is humor, it’s more like James Bond.”
Exec-producer Nate Moore adds...
“He’s someone who hasn’t necessarily made up his mind about either side and whose agenda isn’t exactly what Cap’s agenda or what Tony’s agenda is. And I think that brings him into conflict weirdly with both characters at different times in the film. He is the prince of an African nation that has so far stayed very much sort of in the shadows. And eventually the film will draw him and his father out of the shadows.”
As the ruler of his own nation, Black Panther always puts the people of Wakanda first, which often puts him at odds with the world's superheroes. It'll be interesting to see how his actions in this film lead into the solo movie coming in 2018.
Captain America: Civil War opens May 6th 2016.