Actor Chadwick Boseman arrives at the premiere of the new Marvel superhero film ‘Black Panther’ in London, great Britain February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls – RC13C3720770
With all eyes on the forthcoming opening of Marvel’s latest super hero film, “the Black Panther” the stars are becoming more and more aware of the immense pressure that such a prominent role. Speaking in an interview about two young fans, the film star couldn’t help but get choked up discussing the impact the movie has had.
Chadwick Boseman was first introduced in the ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe in “Captain America: civil war” if the prince of the fictional African nation of Wakanda. After two years of hype, record-breaking advanced ticket sales and the many rave reviews, the film will debut in the weekend and a lot further than enthusiasm. For Boseman, however, two young fans are in his mind.
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly’s SirusXM show, the cast fielded some questions. Boseman began to discuss the potential impact that a film with a predominantly black cast-joining the MCU could mean for the fans, especially children. When he revealed that he had spoken with two children with terminal cancer, who died before the film’s release
“In our filming, I was communicating with them, they know both the terminal. What they and their parents said to me was, they were trying to hold on to this movie,” Boseman said. “To a certain extent it is a humbling experience because you want to, this may not mean that much to them. But to see how the world has taken this on, I realize that they expect something big. Now think back to when I was a kid, waiting for Christmas to come, waiting for my birthday to come, waiting on a toy I was going to get a chance to experience, or a video game, I have the life waiting for those moments. It put me back in the spirit of a child and the feel of those two boys in anticipation of this film. When I discovered that they…”
The star had to take a long moment to collect himself as tears ran down his face. After a pat on the back from his co-stars and the encouragement of the public, he concluded.
“Yes, it means a lot.”