Marvel’s marketing push for Captain America: Civil War has given us yet another TV spot. This one contains a bit of new footage, plus we get to hear Black Panther’s Wakandan accent for the first time. You can see the spot below along with quotes from Chadwick Boseman on the accent he created for his character.
The roll call in this spot really hammers home the shear scope of the film. While superhero crossovers aren’t a new thing, putting so many stars into a hero’s standalone film is something pretty different. One of the most exciting additions to Civil War is Black Panther. He addresses Captain America right before they fight, which is the first time we’ve heard T’Challa speak.
The Wakandan accent was something Chadwick Boseman created himself. The actor talked to Empire earlier this year about how he came up with it. When discussing the fictional nation, he said:
“The idea of Wakanda is sort of, what if Timbuktu hasn’t been conquered? I basically listened to people and picked what sounded cool, since it’s not a specific place. It’s in the southern, central part of Africa. The attitude, the musicality, as is my preference of the character. It has to fit his dignity.”
It’s interesting seeing such thought go into how the character speaks. It seems like that work has paid off, and it should hopefully sound better than Halle Berry’s Storm accent from the original X-Men. After many complaints, it was quickly dropped by the time X2 came around.
What is your first impression of T’Challa’s accent in Captain America: Civil War? We’ll get to hear a lot more from him soon, with the film just over two weeks away.
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