Black Panther won't hit theaters until 2018, which practically feels like a trillion years from now. But star Chadwick Boseman and director Ryan Coogler (Creed) are already offering up some promising details about the development process for the highly anticipated slice of Marvel cinema. In a recent interview with CBR, Boseman opened up about the superhero movies he loves the most and what they all have in common with the forthcoming Black Panther: grittiness.
While Boseman loved last year's Ant-Man, he told CBR he's happy to be doing something very different. "I love Ant-Man," Boseman said. "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."
In fact, Boseman is downright stoked about how Black Panther is coming together so far. "I feel like we'll end up in a place that I've always wanted to be when I look at superhero movies," Boseman said. "Those are the ones I like the most. It's exciting to do that."
Back in July, the full lineup for Coogler's Black Panther was unveiled by producer Kevin Feige at San Diego Comic-Con. Michael B. Jordan (Creed), Lupita Nyong'o (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) will join Boseman in what Coogler previously described to Fast Company as his "most personal" movie yet.
Black Panther hits theaters Feb. 16, 2018.