marvel’s Black Panther The cast still keeps the fires burning for their friend and co-star Chadwick Boseman, two years after his death. Over the weekend, we passed the two-year mark of Chadwick Boseman’s death from colon cancer on August 28, 2020; his Black Panther Leading lady Nupita Nyong’o took to Instagram with a post commemorating Boseman: Lupita is seen filming Chadwick Boseman as he signs tickets for fans at a Black Panther screening. She captioned the photo with simple but eloquent words: “Keep it real, keep it kind”.
In the video, Boseman is as humble and generous as he’s always been with fans. when Lupita comes to ask him what he’s up to, there’s not a trace of ego in the response that he doesn’t know why so many people want his signature, or go so far as to sign personal items like their Jordans, when it has nothing to do with sports or basketball. It’s clear from the film that Lupita Nyong’o and the fans all understand why Chadwick Boseman commands such a crowd of onlookers – even though he didn’t.
Lupita Nyong’o’ Post Commemorating Boseman’s Passing Has Received Shared Comments & Memories From Other Black Panther Stars: Verified
Incredibly generous man…always sharing help, giving and love…um…my heart…” actor Winston Duke posted. Thank you Lupita for posting our treasure. .. dude oh dude!!”
Shuri actress Letitia Wright weighed in with some heat emojis: “❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”.
Chadwick Boseman will no doubt always be on the mind of his Black Panther co-stars, as he was the champion who put the landmark Marvel movie on his back and led them all to billion-dollar box office glory, and meaningful career advancements, afterward. However, this year is particularly poignant for Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Letitia Wright and the rest of the Black Panther cast and crew: Marvel and director Ryan Coogler have the movie sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in theaters in November.
The sequel will take on Chadwick Boseman’s death challenge, in a story that sees Boseman’s Prince T’Challa die as well, just as another super-powered nation (the undersea kingdom of Talocan) rises to threaten Wakanda. All signs also point to another character stepping up and taking on the mantle of Black Panther – possibly Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia.
It’s a delicate balance of real-world drama and heartbreak and Marvel fantasy lore that Marvel Studios and Ryan Coogler must maintain. But we know that Chadwick Boseman’s presence will be everywhere in the film, even if he isn’t.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be in theaters on November 11.