Last night I spoke briefly with Chadwick Boseman following the TCL Chinese premiere screening of Reginald Hudlin‘s Marshall. Apart from offering congratulations for his having portrayed Thurgood Marshall with conviction and pizazz, all I could talk about was about how big Ryan Coogler‘s Black Panther (Marvel/Disney, 2.18) might be. I asked “is it mostly done?” and “have you seen it yet?” and to both Chad said, “No, not yet, we’re still doing it.” I told him that my insect antennae are sensing something really special.  (Maybe.)  He hopes so, he said, smiling softly and clearly cranked about the possibility. Four and a half months.

Marshall costars Chadwich Boseman, Josh Gad during last night’s Roosevelt hotel after-party following premiere screening at TCL Chinese.

Marshall co-screenwriter Jacob Koskoff, who partnered with his father, civil-rights attorney Michael Koskoff.