Last Updated: 3rd September, 2020
Chadwick Boseman, (Black Panther) the actor passed away last week after four years of struggling with cancer. Unknown to anyone in the studios, the actor hadn’t disclosed his health condition in the social domain. Reportedly, on August 28, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios received an urgent email regarding Chadwick Boseman. However, before long after he receives the message, the actor passed away.
The Hollywood Reporter, reports that the 43-year-old actor had become noticeably thin in recent months. However, until about a week before his death, Boseman was convinced he overcomes cancer and would be capable to gain weight for the Black Panther sequel. The film was scheduled to commence production in March, and the actor was preparing for the contemporary film beginning in September.
While there has been no announcement on the future of the film, Marvel Studios paid tribute to Boseman with a four-minute-forty-three-seconds video on their official social media handles. Titled, A Tribute for a King, the video includes behind-the-scenes footage and cast interviews from Boseman’s time as Black Panther. It, in addition, includes clips of him attending the comic-cons and other promotional events.
In the video, Feige called Boseman an extraordinary actor, whereas, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler says the actor was incredibly and gifted. Also, in a lengthy, emotional tribute to Chadwick Boseman, “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler said the late actor was a man of faith and dignity, and someone who experienced a delightful life while making great art.
Boseman attained global stardom as T’Challa of fictitious African country Wakanda aka superhero Black Panther in the MCU films such as “Captain America: Civil War“, “Black Panther“, “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.”
Before to “Black Panther“, Boseman established a name for himself by depicting iconic black historical figures like baseball star Jackie Robinson in “42” (2013), singer-songwriter James Brown in “Get on Up” (2014) and the first African-American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall” (2017). He was last noted in Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods“, an urgent film about a group of ageing Vietnam War veterans who return to the country in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader. His finale film will be “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.“