Ironhead Studio posted new behind-the-scenes photos of Chadwick Boseman being fitted with his Black Panther costume in memory of the late star.
A few days before fans around the world remembered the late Chadwick Boseman on what would’ve been his 44th birthday, Ironhead Studio looked back on the time spent working with the Black Panther star during his debut into the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Captain America: Civil War. In memory of the actor, Disney Plus released a new intro to Black Panther which sees the typical montage of heroic shots in the Marvel Studios logo replaced with clips of Chadwick Boseman’s appearances in the MCU.
Although many fans have raised questions about the future of Black Panther 2 after the star’s passing, the sequel will seemingly start filming in July 2021. But the behind-the-scenes images revealed by Ironhead Studio call back to Chadwick Boseman’s Civil War debut show the actor being fitted into the intricately detailed Black Panther costume. The second set of photos from 2015 put the suit itself in the spotlight. In the captions for both posts, the studio fondly remembered working with the actor and called him an “amazing human being.” Take a look at the images below.
As shared by his representative, Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with stage III color cancer in 2016 and fought the disease for four years as it progressed to stage IV. The Black Panther star had not publicly disclosed his diagnosis before his death. He passed away at his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by his wife and loved ones.
Chadwick Boseman began his acting career in television, landing his first role in 2003. Boseman’s big break came much later with his portrayal of baseball legend Jackie Robinson in the Brian Helgeland-directed biopic 42. He then gained further recognition for his work as James Brown in Tate Taylor’s Get on Up.
Following his roles as Jackie Robinson and James Brown, Chadwick Boseman was cast as T’Challa in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor made his debut as the iconic Marvel character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before reprising the role in the standalone film Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler. Boseman’s Black Panther was then seen in Avengers: Infinity War and its follow-up Endgame.
Chadwick Boseman was last seen in Spike Lee’s Netflix film Da 5 Bloods. Prior to that, Boseman starred in the Brian Kirk-directed action thriller 21 Bridges, which was produced by Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame helmers Joe and Anthony Russo. His final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, arrives on Netflix next month.
Source: Ironhead Studio