Marvel Studios is known to go to great lengths to protect its films. Until now, we are sure that we’ve heard stories where actors are just allowed to read the film scripts under strict supervision or the stories regarding the fabled of the “Marvel snipers.” Talking about the casting, the studio is way more secretive than any other, not even telling the actors or even their agents about what exactly are they auditioning for. Now, for example, take Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman. Marvel executives led by Kevin Feige called Boseman for offering him a role, and it was at that time the actor found out the extent of what he had auditioned for.

Here’s What Nate Told Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman

“But I think it speaks to, again, our level of security because we had a similar experience with Chad on Civil War,” Black Panther producer Nate Moore said on’s Phase Zero podcast Wednesday. “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?’

How They Finally Met And Black Panther Came To Life

Chadwick Boseman died aged 43
Chadwick Boseman died aged 43

After Chadwick Boseman had agreed to play Black Panther, he finally met the executives at Marvel Studios in person and came to know how involved his character will be in the MCU.

“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?'”

Season one of Marvel’s What If…? is streaming on Disney+ now, while Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit the theaters next November.

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