Captain America: Civil War was the entry point for Black Panther and Spider-Man in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Those heroes are expected to carry their own hit franchises going forward. Thankfully for Marvel, Tom Holland’s turn as Peter Parker and Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther are two high points of Civil War for many fans. While the two actors are moving on to solo projects, they seem to maintain a Team Iron Man bond.
In an interview with Comicbook.com, Boseman heaped praise on Holland’s performance as Spidey. Holland brings a much different skill set to the role, notably the fact that he’s believable as a high school student. You can’t really say the same about either of the previous incarnations of Peter Parker on screen. That’s something which Boseman enjoys about the Marvel Studios take on the web-slinger:
Oh, he’s great. I think he’s great. I can’t wait to see what he does. His humor, the hipness of the character, the youth of the character, it’s a fresh take on something that I really love.
Obviously we expect actors to compliment their co-stars. However, this feels like a genuine appreciation of the character. We know that Boseman operates like that, he invented an accent for a fictional national in preparation for the role. Also, Spider-Man’s arrival in the MCU pushed back the release date of Black Panther. Boseman doesn’t seem to mind, in fact he sounds pretty pleased to have the character portrayed like this on screen.
Tom Holland is back on Marvel duty in Spider-Man: Homecoming. It’s released on July 7, 2017. Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther arrives in theatres almost exactly a year later, on July 6, 2018. Before that, you”ll be able to see the actors team up again in Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018. In addition, they should both return in the untitled Avengers 4 in 2019.
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