The release of Captain America: Civil War inches ever closer and it seems like every day Marvel has some new material to whet the appetites of fans. Surely some will complain, “You’re showing us the whole movie already!” But Marvel has historically been very deft in their marketing, keeping some very big twists quiet until the release of the movie (think the Mandarin in Iron Man 3). Besides, with a 147 minute running time, you could take out all of the material released thus far and still be left with a longer-than-average movie. Lamentations of over-saturated fans aside, the march toward Civil War must go on and today is given no quarter. A new TV spot features the very first clip of the exciting new hero, Black Panther, speaking and of the Wakandan accent. Check it out below!
Okay, so it’s only one word, but we do get a strong sample of the Wakandan accent there and it sounds pretty cool. The actor behind the Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, sampled many different southern African dialects to create the fictional Wakandan accent, explaining his process thusly:
“The idea of Wakanda is sort of, what if Timbuktu hasn’t been conquered? I basically listened to people and picked what sounded cool, since it’s not a specific place. It’s in the southern, central part of Africa. The attitude, the musicality, as is my preference of the character. It has to fit his dignity.”
Fans will be able to hear more of Boseman’s Wakandan accent when Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6. After that, he’ll be back for his own movie, Black Panther, scheduled for release on July 6, 2018. That one will be directed by Ryan Coogler, who has done some impressive work with Fruitvale Station and Creed.
What did you think of this clip? Are you ready for lots more Black Panther in the future?