Black Panther Producer Nate Moore Recalls The Story Of Chadwick Boseman Casting In Black Panther
by Meenakshi | Thu, 11 Nov 2021 11:45:34 GMT
An Image of Black Panther producer Nate Moore. Source: Marvel Entertainment

Nate Moore after working on Marvel Studios’ latest superhero epic directed by Chloe Zhao The Eternals as the producer, the 38-year-old is now all set to lead studios another upcoming superhero blockbuster Black Panther 2.

Moore while recently appearing in an interview with, recalled the story of how Black Panthers’ leading star Chadwick Boseman was cast in the Marvel film. The producer goes on to reveal all the insights regarding the actor’s audition for the titular role of T'Challa also known as Black Panther, the king of Wakanda in the 2018 released superhero movie, directed by Ryan Coogler.

"But I think it speaks to, again, our level of security because we had a similar experience with Chad on Civil War," Moore said to during a recent podcast, recalling the details behind Boseman’s casting in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "Because when we cast Chad on Civil War, he didn't know what it was. We called him, he was on the press tour for Get on Up. He wasn't aware we were making the movie...and we ask, 'Do you want to be Black Panther?'

Moore added, explaining how the American star agreed to play the role of T'Challa and the fact that after meeting Marvel Studios executives, he understood what part his superhero character is going to play in the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe world. "He agreed to it over the phone and came into the meeting and we pitched him the character arc and he was like, 'Oh, I thought this was like a day. I thought you wanted me for a cameo, but I'm in this movie,'" Moore added. "We're like, 'Yeah, you're in this movie.' So, a lot of times I think actors are taking on faith that we're going to do right by them. But they, I think, more often than not assume, 'Oh, you don't really want me for the whole time, right?'"

While Boseman was also slated to feature in the sequel of Black Panther, scheduled to release in 2023 but unfortunately due to the actor’s sad demise in August of last year, he will be no longer be seen in MCU. Boseman starred as Black Panther aka King T'Challa in several studios’ blockbusters such as Black Panther released in 2018, Avengers Infinity War released in 2018, and Avengers Endgame released in 2019.

A Poster starring Black Panther's leading actor Chadwick Boseman. Source: Adventure Girl

Although Boseman’s version of Black Panther has disappeared from MCU and therefore will no longer be featured in Black Panther 2, Nate Moore previously revealed that the film’s production is going smoothly, despite all the troubles caused by Coronavirus Pandemic. "We're shooting in Atlanta and it's going really well, Ryan Coogler's back and he's fantastic and the crew is back and we know we have big shoes to fill and we just want a film that, hopefully, people can respond to and be entertained by and get some catharsis by spending time with. That's a tall order, but we want to be up to the challenge," Moore revealed while speaking with Variety at The Eternals premiere, discussing the much-anticipated follow-up.

Currently the set release date of Marvel Studios Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is 30th June 2023.