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Chadwick Boseman was ‘excited’ for animated version T’Challa in Marvel’s ‘What If’

Bryan Andrews said Chadwick Boseman was ‘excited’ about playing this version of T'Challa
Web Desk
August 02, 2021

The final performance of late American actor Chadwick Boseman in Marvel Studios' new series, What If, will be getting released this month. 

While talking about the Black Panther star’s role in the animated series, director Bryan Andrews said Boseman was ‘excited’ about playing this version.

"He was excited to play this version of T'Challa because it was different, because it was a version of him being able to play the king, but the king without the mantle," said Andrews during a virtual press conference for the series on Sunday.

"He could lighten it up, get a little more joke-y with it. He was excited to bring that flavor to T'Challa and give it to the audience so we could see a slightly different version of T'Challa," added the director.

Boseman passed away last year at the age of 43 after a private battle with cancer.