‘The Tribute is Phenomenal’: What Does the Chadwick Boseman Poster in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Signifies?

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It was a disastrous blow to the entire nation when the beloved actor Chadwick Boseman who held the crown of Black Panther passed away due to Cancer. There was always the question of paying respects to the late actor in the upcoming Black Panther sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which Marvel has done beautifully as seen in the teaser for the said film.


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Chadwick Boseman played the main character in Black Panther (2018).
Chadwick Boseman played the main character in Black Panther (2018).

The tribute to the late Black Panther actor

A mural shown in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
A mural was shown in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

In the mural shown above, the late actor was tributed by a showcasing him on a mural along with some inking on the wall in the Wakandan language. The fictional language is made up by production designer Hannah Beachler and is based on the Nsibidi language, providing an emotional tribute to the late actor.


The translation on the mural states:

“The king lives and the panther… forever in us…”

The full message is obscured but whatever is visible is shown above.


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Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther in Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
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It is now a matter of succession of who is the proper replacement to take the mantle of Black Panther. The following movie will show the secret battle between the nation of Wakanda and the recently revealed nation of Atlantis. Although there is much to the story, there will come a point when the franchise will have to address the death of their beloved actor.

The film also implies a more subtle meaning that life moves on. Maybe T’challa is dead but the people still need to move on for the war ahead that lies before its doorstep. The issue of who takes up the mantle will also play an important in the movie.

The producer of the movie Nate Moor reveals what went into the tribute for the movie:


“I think this movie has a different sort of pressure on it, obviously, with the loss of Chadwick, which was unexpected and unprecedented in a way narratively, to figure out how to deal with.”

She continued:

“So beyond, ‘Hey, we want to make a big, fun time,’ and people of the first movie, it’s how do we sort of do right by his legacy and tell a story that isn’t exploitative, which we would never, ever do, but builds on the things that he loved about the property and builds on the things that he brought to the property in a way that is enjoyable, feels real, feels earned, feels organic. Because I think we’re going to see the movie in two lenses, pure entertainment, but also cathartic. And we have to be conscious of both of those lenses as we’re making it.”

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will mark the end of Phase 4 of the MCU. The movie will screen in theaters on 11th November 2022.

Source: Screenrant


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