‘Wakanda Forever!!‘ The Marvel fans and those enjoying black culture representation have been hit by a thunderbolt on the morning of 29 August 2020, as ‘Black Panther’, 43 bids his goodbye to the mourning world.
First Black actor in Marvel
Chadwick Boseman was the first Black actor to enact a role in Marvel Series. The actor was first diagnosed with Colon cancer in 2016. Ever since then the fight with cancer was a private affair confirmed by family as the manager conveys to the news agency.
Followed by the news, Twitter was flooded with tearful remarks from Black Panther and a video in which Boseman shares his experience interacting with children ailing from terminal cancer during the release of Black Panther.
The star was last seen onscreen on Netflix in the movie ‘Da 5 Bloods’ released on 12 June 2020.
On the Cultural significance on Black Culture
Boseman played James Brown in ‘Get on up’ and Jackie Robinson in ’42’. But Black Panther gave the actor a real push in the Western cultural Atmosphere. “This experience is an opening for people’s consciousness. Their boundaries should be shaken and moved. There’s a hero here that I hope people grow to love” said Boseman on Black Cultural significance.
“It’s his purpose as a king. This is how he’s going to rule’ said Boseman on his character rulings of Black Panther.
The Mourning world
Boseman’s death isn’t just limited to fans even Hollywood and Marvel deeply bemoans. Captain America’s star Chris Evans and another Avengers star Mark Ruffalo end their tweet with’ Rest in power, King’. Meanwhile, Marvel Entertainment tweets “Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest in peace”. Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris said she was heartbroken and referenced nickname “Bison” used for Chadwick while fondly remembering Howard University.
Born in South Carolina, the son of a nurse and upholstery entrepreneur. Chadwick’s roots follow to West African State of Sierra Leone. Boseman graduated from Howard University in Washington DC. As the world mourns the internet floods with the hashtag #wakandaforever.