Directors might reign supreme on the set of any film production, but it seems like Joe and Anthony Russo had to take a "back seat" on Avengers: Endgame while Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright and Winston Duke took the lead over the Wakandan scenes in the movie.
Speaking with Metro to help promote his upcoming film Us, director Jordan Peele's new horror movie, Duke opens up about his time on the set of Endgame and what it was like working with the Russos after starring in Black Panther.
Not only was the Black Panther crew welcomed "right off the bat," but Duke says that the team was granted "a lot of freedom" by Endgame's directors while working on Wakandan scenes.
"We walked on the set and they said ‘We weren't a part of Black Panther, we don't know this as deeply as you do so we're trusting you to bring whatever you want into this and we'll take a back seat,'" Duke told the publication during his interview.
"I taught some of the chants to the guys on set, some of them were new extras who were part of the tribe, and I taught some of the language and the words to other people, and Danai did the same. We got a lot of freedom to just flex and do what we did, create a world and make Wakanda feel flushed out within a movie that wasn't even really about it," the actor further elaborated.
This is interesting news for Marvel fans. Sure, the Russos might be in charge of the production of Endgame, but seeing the directorial duo take a step back to allow the Black Panther cast to make sure that they make Wakanda feel exactly what it's supposed to feel like is pretty great. Looks like the Russos want to make sure that fans get the authentic Wakandan experience when they see Endgame.
Avengers: Endgame premieres April 26, 2019.