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Black Panther is different than many of the other Marvel heroes we’ve seen on screen, in that quite a few of them are very quippy. Iron Man certainly, even Captain America to a certain extent. Black Panther, throughout his history, is a more serious character — and given his nature, that makes a lot of sense. Still, he feels a lot different, personality-wise, than a lot of the other Marvel heroes people are used to. What’s it like playing that type of character that, in contrast to most of the heroes around him, is a little more reserved?
It’s funny, because on one hand, the Marvel movies that I’ve liked the most are the ones that are funny. I love “Ant-Man.” But for me, most of the time the darker superhero movies are the ones that I gravitate towards, that I love the most. So I’m glad that I’m not in an “Ant-Man.” I’m glad that the tone of [“Black Panther”] may be a little grittier. I just wanted to establish that from the beginning, that that’s what we were doing. That that’s what I intend to do. I feel like we’ll end up in a place that I’ve always wanted to be when I look at superhero movies. Those are the ones I like the most. It’s exciting to do that.
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