Lead actor in the Black Panther movie, Chadwick Boseman covers the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
In a chat with the magazine, the 41-year-old actor opened up on his recent movie role, owning his blackness, playing the superhero, and more.
“It’s a sea-change moment,” Boseman said. “I still remember the excitement people had seeing Malcolm X. And this is greater, because it includes other people, too. Everybody comes to see the Marvel movie.”
The actor even gushed over how impressed he was with the film and its reception.
“The money and manpower it takes to create this entire African world—it’s a huge production,” said Boseman. “But this is not Star Wars —this is a black superhero movie!”
Boseman also mentioned that that the film is predominately played by black actors and set in Africa is one of the things that appealed to him.
“Some [black] actors will say, ‘I don’t want to play a character just because he’s black,’?” he said. “And that’s great, I’m not saying they’re wrong. But that’s missing all the richness that’s been whitewashed.”