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Black Panther stars: We were ‘Tolkien white boys’

Black Panther stars: We were ‘Tolkien white boys’

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Black Panther is the first film in the Marvel franchise to feature a mostly black cast - but two of its British stars joke that they were the "Tolkien white boys".Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman, who worked together on the Hobbit trilogy, reprise their roles from previous Marvel outings.Serkis plays villain Ulysses Klaue and Freeman is CIA agent Everett Ross - a giant leap from Serkis's Gollum and Freeman's Bilbo Baggins.Speaking to Sky News, Serkis said their history did not go unmentioned while they were shooting Black Panther."We're proud to be part of a great film predominantly - it just happens to have a black cast, apart from the 'Tolkien white boys' as we've been called," the actor joked.He added: "It's great to be part of a great film, and work with great actors, and a brilliant dir...