The Russo Brothers Explain Chadwick Boseman’s Unmatched Impact on Wakanda
There are few Marvel films that achieved the height of Black Panther, and when the directing duo was charged with involving the world of that film in Avengers: Infinity War, they uncovered how it was crafted, as the Russo brothers explain Chadwick Boseman’s unmatched impact on Wakanda.
There have been 29 different entries into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and to this day, only one has ever been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture; and that was Ryan Coogler’s incredibly influential Black Panther.
The film featured the MCU’s first encounter with the fictional world of Wakanda, but the eponymous character of that film had been introduced some years prior by The Russo Brothers; the duo that first introduced T’Challa to the MCU in Captain America: Civil War.
That duo went on to orchestrate the final two installments of the massively successful Avengers: Infinity War, and crafted that same hero’s final two MCU moments before Boseman would tragically pass prior to the arrival of his sequel film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
In a recent interview, The Russo Brothers explained Chadwick Boseman’s unmatched impact on Wakanda, and how their work in Avengers: Infinity War uncovered his relentless commitment to bringing that world to life and his fingerprint that remains to this day.
As reported via ComicBook.com, Joe Russo stated, “They were making Black Panther while we were shooting Infinity War. And they were in the process of discovery with Ryan Coogler. Anthony and I went to visit Ryan early in prep and it was the most impressive prep we had ever seen for a film.”
Joe added, “He had every wall covered with the structure of Wakanda, the culture of Wakanda. It was so dense and detailed. We were completely blown away. I remember walking out of that room and going ‘that movie is going to be absolutely incredible.”
“And I remember Chadwick taking Anthony and I aside and explaining to us this mythology that they had been developing.” Joe continued.
Anthony added, “We had a depth of relationship with Chadwick. ‘Cause we introduced this character with him in Civil War and he was basically the ambassador for everything that had been done for that movie with Ryan Coogler.”
the director concluded, stating, “He would go off and work with some of the other actors on the sort of Wakanda formation, or Wakanda chants.”
It is one of the best stories of film development, and it certainly points to the fact that Boseman’s legacy is forever intertwined with the nation of Wakanda, and that franchise.