Chadwick Boseman passed away in August 2020 at the age of 43. The news was a shock for everyone. He was suffering from colon cancer. He completed the production of several films during his illness. His treatment involved multiple surgeries and chemotherapy, through which he worked in movies including Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey, and others.
Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, which progressed to stage IV before 2020. The actor never mentioned his illness in his interviews or in public. Other than his family only a number of people were aware of his condition.
Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther
Boseman started his acting career with an episode of Third Watch and started playing the role of Reggie Montgomery in the soap opera All My Children.
Before his role as Black Panther, he played several iconic roles through the years, including singer James Brown and baseball legend Jackie Robinson. But after playing Black Panther, his popularity gained greater heights.
He made his MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War and continued his MCU journey with Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avenger: Endgame. He also gave his voice to his character in Marvel’s What If series.
Disney Awards Boseman with Disney Legends Awards
The trailer of Black Panther 2 is released and pays tribute to the Wakandan King T’Challa. Disney has also revealed a special recognition for the actor to honor his contributions to the MCU and Disney.
Disney recently announced the recipients of this year’s Disney Legends Awards, which include Chadwick Boseman among the notable candidates.
The award is an honor given by Disney to the individual who made an extraordinary contribution to the company’s legacy. Earlier, Stan Lee, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Kirby, and Jon Favreau received this honor from Disney.
The Disney Legends Awards ceremony will be held on September 9 in Hall D23 inside the Anaheim Convention Center. Disney also shared a tribute to Boseman by describing him as someone who was “fueled by purpose.”
Tributes to the King of Wakanda
Chadwick Boseman not only made an impact on Disney and Marvel but has also inspired the Black community and paved the way to normalize the African heritage.
Disney is not alone to pay a tribute to Boseman. Fans all around the world have paid their tribute to the actor in the last two years. Marvel also decided not to recast T’Challa for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as an honor to the actor. His co-stars from MCU also paid their tribute to Boseman.
Marvel also changed animation in its studio logo in the opening of Black Panther on Disney+. Instead of having all superheroes from the MCU, the logo only had images of Boseman from Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame to honor the actor.
Wakanda Without its King in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
The award will continue to inspire those who are looking up to Boseman. Other than Chadwick Boseman, the Disney Legends Awards also includes a list of stars, namely Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Rob’t Coltrin, Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, and many others.
The trailer of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever also paid a tribute to the actor as king T’Challa. Throughout the trailer, the people of Wakanda seem to be mourning their king, T’Challa.
The plot for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is still under wraps. The trailer gives some glimpse into the story, which may follow a battle between Wakanda and Atlantians. The movie is set to release on November 11, 2022.
Source: The Direct