Marvel Studios has revealed an official art tribute to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman.
Last week we were all shocked to discover that Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman had died following a four year battle with cancer. It came as a complete surprise to many as the actor had kept his condition very private. Many had already paid tribute to the actor including Black Panther co-star Michael B. Jordan. Now Marvel Studios has paied another tribute to the actor with an increidble new piece of artwork.
The artwork in question comes from Marvel Studios Head of Visual Development, Ryan Meinerding. Meinerding first begain his career in Marvel all the way back as an illustrator on the first Iron Man film and has since worked on numerous films including Captain America: Civil War where Chadwick Boseman made his debute as well as the solo Black Panther film itself. You can see the full tribute below:
Legend. Warrior. King. Thank you to Marvel Studios Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinerding for this beautiful piece of art honoring Chadwick Boseman.https://t.co/ItD7xnFTBU pic.twitter.com/UB8MCp0RSe
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) September 3, 2020
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.