Chadwick Boseman is Marvel's newest superhero!
The actor shared his excitement about taking on the role of Black Panther with ET's Brooke Anderson at the 6th Annual Governors Awards.
"The character is one that people have wanted to see for a long time," said Boseman. "I'm beyond excited. I just feel like a kid in a candy store."
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced Boseman as the newest member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as part of its Phase Three slate of films. He's set to appear in five films total, starting with Captain America: Civil War in May 2016, and his own standalone film, Black Panther, out November 2017.
The 37-year-old actor has gained some momentum with his career in recent years, notably with his starring roles as Jackie Robinson in 42, and James Brown in Get On Up.
Are you excited for Chadwick as Black Panther? Check out this video to hear what he had to say about his new role – and how he deals with his haters!