One of the many new Marvel characters that will be introduced in Captain America: Civil War is Chadwick Boseman's T'challa, who will return with his own Black Panther movie in 2018. We got our official look at this iconic character in the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War that dropped last month, and we learned last week that, although T'challa will officially be on Team Iron Man during this epic conflict, he's still undecided about what side he should be on. One of Chadwick Boseman's longtime friends is Anthony Mackie (The Falcon), who revealed in an interview with Comic Book Resources that he thinks Chadwick Boseman's T'challa will be "timeless."
"I've known Chad for a long time. I was very happy when I heard he got cast as Black Panther, because I knew he'd do the work to bring that character to life. It's not so much about two black actors being in a movie at the same time. It's more so about the right black actor getting that role to do the work to make it timeless, and Chadwick is that guy."
The first trailer for Captain America: Civil War teased plenty of action and one of the biggest casts Marvel has ever assembled. All of the Avengers will be present, except for Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), along with several new and old characters alike. While there is still plenty of action for fans to enjoy, Anthony Mackie revealed one of his favorite aspects of working with Marvel is that they don't undervalue the art of acting, adding that fans have responded to these MCU movies because they can relate to these characters.
"You know, the great thing about it is that I feel like what the trailer showed more than anything is Marvel has kind of infused action movies with acting. Not like subdued, brooding acting. They're giving actors an opportunity to flourish and do the things you would do in another type of movie. And now they're putting that into superhero movies, which is amazing, because it makes you relate to the characters. The reason we love Captain America so much is because we can relate to him. The reason we love Tony Stark so much is because we relate to him. They make him human. It's hard to love a billionaire, philanthropist playboy that hates his life. It's like, if I had a billion dollars and I was a philanthropist and a playboy, my life would be dope! I'd get to hang out with Morgan Freeman everyday. I love my life. So it's interesting when you see those characters just how much fun it is to put yourself in there."
Captain America: Civil War will be the first MCU movie to address the concept of a "secret identity," since no one knows that T'challa, who is part of the royal family of Wakanda, is actually Black Panther. A new scene description from the movie reveals that a silent T'challa is walking with Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and The Falcon, along with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Martin Freeman's unidentified character. While T'challa remains quiet throughout this scene, he is present while Cap and Iron Man are about to be disciplined for the latest disaster involving the Avengers. This epic adventure will also bring back Paul Rudd's Scott Lang, who clashed with The Falcon in this summer's Ant-Man. When Anthony Mackie was asked if Falcon and Lang will go toe-to-toe in Captain America: Civil War, he would only say that he's waiting for his rematch. What do you think about these new Captain America: Civil War details?