Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman Surprises Fans In The Best Way
If you need a little pick me up, look no further than the Black Panther. In addition to saving his home country of Wakanda--and the world--the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero is also giving thanks to the fans that have made Black Panther such a successful movie.
During an appearance on The Tonight Show, Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman surprised fans who explained why they were so thankful to see him portrayed as a superhero on-screen--including one who admitted to bootlegging the film. "For me, as the mother of a young son, my son's childhood has been defined by Barack Obama and now Black Panther," one fan says without realizing Boseman is actually listening. "So thank you."
It's clear that the actor is as touched by what the fans have to say as they were by the movie itself. While he surprised many of them with a joke, it's the final fan--a woman who praises the movie's strong female characters--that elicits the most emotional response as Boseman offers a simple "Wakanda forever" in his T'Challa accent before shaking the woman's hand and giving her a hug.
As it turns out, Wakanda forever is an appropriate sentiment for the film. Heading into its third weekend, Black Panther has amassed over $700 million at the worldwide box office and is already the third biggest domestic film in the MCU--behind Marvel's The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. It will took top Ultron, sliding into the number two slot.
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