The Moral Dilemma at the Heart of 'Black Panther'

The Black Panther cast and director Ryan Coogler speak on the moral issue at the heart of Marvel's latest blockbuster film. Read our interview with stars Daniel Kaluuya and Winston Duke here.

Sterling K. Brown (N'Jobu): It was so good because it comes through on all the popcorn things that you would expect and anticipate from a Marvel film, but it also has a wonderful, thought-provoking social message that underlines the whole story.

Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa/Black Panther): Black Panther is a world leader. That's a responsibility that other superheroes don't typically have.

Danai Gurira (Okoye): Wakanda is the most technologically advance country on the planet. 

Ryan Coogler, director: A big function of how Wakanda works is staying out of the spotlight, staying in the shadows.

Martin Freeman (Everett K. Ross): It's the best-kept secret in the world.

Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger): They have something the world wants.They have this natural resource that Wakanda thrives off of. They mine it, they use it in technology. It's very sought after by anybody who's ever come in contact with it. 

Chadwick Boseman: Black Panther has to look out for an entire nation, and also consider that nation's place and they affect the rest of the world.

T'Challa: It's my responsibility to make sure that Wakanda does not fall into the hands of a person like you. 

Lupita Nyong'o (Nakia): You get to decide what kind of king you are going to be.

T'Challa: What happens now determines what happens to the rest of the world.

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