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The #BlackPanther Revolution: Lead Actor Chadwick Boseman covers Rolling Stone Mag

Chadwick Boseman-Black Panther Revolution
‘Black Panther’ a Hollywood movie by Marvels is breaking grounds as it's fast becoming one of the biggest superhero movies of all-time, breaking Box Office records by raking in $218m on its debut weekend.
The 41-year-old actor, Chadwick Boseman who plays the lead in the film, covers the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine. He speaks of being a part of the film, owning his blackness, playing the superhero, and more.
Read excerpts below:
Lead Actor Chadwick Boseman covers Rolling Stone Mag
On the world finally having its first African superhero movie: It’s a sea-change moment. I still remember the excitement people had to see Malcolm X. And this is greater, because it includes other people, too. Everybody comes to see the Marvel movie.
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On ensuring Wakandans had African accents: I had to push for that. I felt there was no way in the world I could do the movie without an accent. But I had to convince [the studio] it was something we couldn’t be afraid of. My argument was that we train the audience’s ear in the first five minutes – give them subtitles, give them whatever they need – and I believe they’ll follow it the same way they’ll follow an Irish accent or a Cockney accent. We watch movies all the time when this happens. Why all of a sudden is it ‘We can’t follow it’ when it’s African?
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On embracing the sheer scale of the ‘Black Panther’ production: The money and manpower it takes to create this entire African world – it’s a huge production. But this is not Star Wars – this is a black superhero movie! What would it mean if it didn’t happen? You’d be saying there’s a second class of Marvel movies. A second-class citizenship.
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On the films blackness being inseparable from its appeal: Some [black] actors will say, ‘I don’t want to play a character just because he’s black,’ and that’s great, I’m not saying they’re wrong. But that’s missing all the richness that’s been whitewashed.

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