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Chadwick Boseman Tells Us What It's Like To Prepare For Marvel's 'Black Panther'

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With reporting by Josh Horowitz.

It seems like all anyone and their grandma wants to geek out over right now is "Avengers: Age of Ultron." And with good reason -- it comes out in two weeks, after all!

But once the dust settles and Ultron is finally vanquished (we hope), there's a lot more Marvel to look forward to -- like "Captain America: Civil War," which will give us our first glimpse of the Black Panther before he launches into his own solo-led film.

On the red carpet for the "Age of Ultron" world premiere Monday night, MTV News. caught up with actor Chadwick Boseman about how he's preparing to play the role of T'Challa, the African sovereign who takes up the mantle of the Panther.

"I try not to see the whole thing, and just to see the parts that I’m on right now," he told us. "Just these small parts are exciting." In addition to reading the comics, he's also borrowing inspiration from other sources in "history and science" to flesh out how T'Challa and his fictional nation of Wakanda might operate.

Check out the full video below, in which he also talks about the rumors that Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson might join his Wakandan family.

Sadly "Captain America: Civil War" is scheduled for a May 16, 2016 release date, which is over a year from now. In the meantime, though, we'll have "Avengers: Age of Ultron" to get excited for on May 1 this year!