Marvel Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: ‘You Will Always Be Our King’
Marvel Entertainment released a touching tribute video to Chadwick Boseman on Sunday remembering the actor’s legacy and his portrayal of T’Challa in Black Panther.
“You will always be our King,” the tweet read. The four-minute clip featured Marvel stars including Robert Downey Jr., Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett and Scarlett Johansson.
You will always be our King. pic.twitter.com/7bb3ST1rl5
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) August 31, 2020
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“A lot of the things about the character are also true about Chad,” director Ryan Coogler said in the video. “He’s very knowledgeable, he’s an athlete, you know martial artist, he’s had a lot experience playing roles that come with a lot of weight. So, I think he as a person, he as a guy, has a lot of weight to him.”
“What doesn’t Chadwick bring to the character?” gushed Nyong’o.
“I had a great time with Chadwick,” said Bassett. “Just warmth and comradery.”
“Chadwick is just a powerhouse, he really is so talented, every single movie he’s made,” said Chris Evans. “There’s this kind of this internal nobility.”
Boseman died on August 28 at the age of 43 after a private four-year battle with colon cancer.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” said a statement on his social media pages last week. “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.”
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
The post continued: “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.”
Watch the tribute video below:
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