Marvel Studios honored the late Chadwick Boseman with a touching tribute looking at his work in Black Panther and as T’Challa in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Following the heartbreaking death of Chadwick Boseman on Friday, August 28, Marvel Studios released an emotional tribute to the Black Panther star honoring his work in the role and what he brought to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The tribute video highlights the star’s performance in Black Panther, with producer Nate Moore saying it was his work as Jackie Robinson in 42 that really caught Marvel’s attention. The video blends footage from Boseman’s performances in Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War while also showing the star working on-set in the role.
There’s a number of other notable figures that also praise Chadwick Boseman both in his work as an actor and as a person, including Black Panther stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan. Director Ryan Coogler also opens up about the star, praising his work ethic and the weight he brings to a role. Coogler recently penned an emotional letter mourning Boseman which instantly resonated with fans across the world. Take a look at the tribute video from Marvel Studios 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, is expected to hit Netflix later this year.
Source: Marvel Studios