After winning Best Actor at the Academy Awards, Anthony Hopkins honored the late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman in his acceptance speech.
After the tragic death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, many audiences expected him to be given a posthumous award for Best Actor at the Oscars for his incredible performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. However, in a surprise move from the Academy, legendary star Anthony Hopkins was given the award for his work opposite Olivia Colman in the heartbreaking tale, The Father.
Many critics and audiences were shocked at the news from the Academy, but were still quick to praise Anthony Hopkins for his work in the role of an elderly man struggling with Dementia. Hopkins graciously paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman in his acceptance speech, which he posted to Instagram the following morning after the ceremony. For the moment it’s not clear how the story of Black Panther 2 will address Boseman’s death, but the sequel will begin production later this year. Take a look at Anthony Hopkins’ acceptance speech below.
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Here is the synopsis for the first film:
After the death of his father, the king of Wakanda, young T’Challa returns home to the isolated high-tech African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and Black Panther – is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, he must release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Anthony Hopkins, Chadwick Boseman and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!