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A Hero Rises

HE’S PLAYING SUPERHERO BLACK PANTHER—AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEGEND THURGOOD MARSHALL. BUT THIS STAR NEVER PLANNED TO ACT

Chadwick Boseman would have been happy to become a screenwriter or a director, quietly working behind the camera. A funny thing happened instead: He became a movie star. After acclaimed turns as Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown in Get On Up, Boseman landed the role of Black Panther, Marvel’s first black superhero, who’ll appear in a stand-alone movie next year. He also stars in this month’s Marshall, about the early career of the first African-American Supreme Court justice, Thurgood

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