In a recent interview, the star of the franchise Black Panther, Martin Freemanclarified what he knows or what he thinks about his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the announced television series for Disney+.
Freeman said he only signed with Marvel Studios for three movies in 2014, being Black Panther: Wakanda Forever the last of those three. However, he said that there are other parts that are still a bit of a surprise and that he feels very, very lucky to be able to participate in these additional small parts as well, so he doesn’t rule that out. spin off for platform streaming.
I was hired to do three movies, Captain America and two Black Panthers. I knew I’d be in one Cap and two Black Panthers. Beyond that, I didn’t know any TV series or anything like that. Maybe they didn’t exist when I had that conversation with Kevin Feige back in 2014. I knew a lot, but there are other parts of it that remain a bit of a surprise and as a bit of a bonus. I love that feeling. I love being surprised and getting contacted and saying, ‘Do you want to come over and do this?’ It’s fun. It’s a nice world to dip your toe in and be able to have the freedom to go in and out, which is perfect for me. I don’t like to be in the same thing all the time. I don’t love that. I’m not saying anything particularly surprising. I think people know that I like to go and have an adventure there, and then come back, and then go and do that. I feel very lucky to be able to do that.
In the same conversation, Freeman also talked about what it was like working on the sequel to Black Panther without Chadwick Boseman on set. He described it as weird, because everyone worked to make the movie, but it was weird without Boseman around.
That part was weird. On the one hand, you’re making the movie that you’re there to make, and there are dozens and dozens of people on set, united in this effort to make the movie. But there is also no doubt that, deep down, there is now a big gap, and you feel it. With full respect to Ryan Coogler and everyone else who is sweating and bleeding to get this right, it was fun, it was nice. I was in and out pretty quick, I think. But I like playing Everett Ross. He is a very fun character to play. He is very likeable in the story. He’s a good guy. But he was weird. Of course, it was strange that Chadwick Boseman wasn’t there. There is no way around that. I think everyone found it quite strange and sad, but at the same time, things in life don’t end like that. It’s not like, ‘Well, that’s what happened, so we all have to go and never do it again.’ But he was weird. When he passed away, I thought, ‘He’s fine, well, maybe there just isn’t another.’ But there are still other stories to tell within that world and other great characters. I think and hope that we have made a good film. I trust Ryan Coogler a lot.
The actor ended up clarifying something he said in the past about the script for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever it’s strange. Now that the shooting is over, he says that everything is more real.
Yes, I can imagine it much, much more now. When Ryan was going through it and telling me about the beats, he kept stopping him and saying, ‘What did you just say?’, which was pretty funny. Obviously, once you’ve been on set, he feels a lot more three-dimensional and real, yeah.