First Take interviews Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman

ESPN, february 16, 2018


First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman interview Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman. 

Boseman discusses the cultural significance of the fantasy/science fiction film Black Panther and recognizes that children of all ethnicities greatly admire the black superheroes. He reflects on his own childhood and recalls experiencing a lack of diversity and positive black role models in film. Smith, Kellerman, and Boseman acknowledge that today's children will be able to enjoy a new era of increased diversity across industries. Boseman highlights that unlike most superhero narratives, Black Panther's protagonist and antagonist have meaningful and valid points. Black Panther exemplifies the reality of our human experience - one single person can't save us all, it takes a group.

"I don't think we've ever seen anything quite like this before."

Chadwick Boseman