Wakanda Forever

Wakanda+Forever

Recently there has been a tragic death within the Marvel Universe family. Chadwick Aaron Boseman, the amazing actor that brought us “Black Panther” and many other magnificent films, passed away on Aug. 28, 2020 at the age of 43 due to complications involving colon cancer. Boseman had been dealing privately with his illness for 4 years before his passing.

Boseman’s passing shocked the marvel world. For many, it will be difficult to see any other actor play The Black Panther as Boseman was immensley talented. He was an inspiration to many colleagues and fans in the Marvel Universe, including myself. “All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of Chadwick Boseman. What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya. Rest in power, King.” a fellow colleague, Mark Ruffalo tweeted after the news revealed Boseman had passed. Boseman put a tremendous amount of effort into the 2018 film and brought his character to life in a way that made T’Challa not only powerful but extremley human. It wasn’t until Boseman’s passing that we found out he was filming in between surgeries and chemotherapy.

The Start of Someone Great

Boseman was born and raised in South Carolina and became interested in acting professionally after he studied directing at Howard University. He graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing, and went on to attend the Oxford Mid-Summer Program of the British American Drama Academy in London. When he returned to the U.S., he continued schooling at New York City’s Digital Film Academy, and eventually graduated. By 2005 he had acted in several different movies, as well as, multiple television shows. In 2008, Boseman moved to Los Angeles, California to continue pursuing his career.

Boseman  acted in several different stage productions before being cast in a major production. He landed roles in television shows such as, “All my Children”, “Third Watch”, “Law & Order”, and multiple other  productions. In 2013, Boseman earned the role of Jackie Robinson in the movie, “42”, this elveated him to star status.

“We should take advantage of every moment we can to enjoy the simplicity of God’s creation, whether it be clear skies and sun or clouded over with gloom,”

— Chadwick Boseman

2016 – the call that changed Marvel – Boseman was cast into the role of Black Panther. He received information regarding his role and would soon apear in “Captain America: Civil War”. The film entered theaters on May 6, 2016, and fans instantly loved Boesman’s role as T’Challa. His role brought light to every movie that he was featured in. Since his acension to fame, Boseman’s career has been rife with nominations and awards for his acting. He was awared best actor by BET for 2018 and 2019, best actor in 2017 and best supporting actor in 2018 by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror films….. and the list goes on.

Boseman wasn’t only amazing on screen, he was a very humble and down to earth person outside of filming and acting. Josh Gad, a personal friend of Boseman, had revealed text messages that Boseman had sent to him moments before he had passed away. Boseman advised Gad to “inhale and exhale this moment” and remember to “thank God for the unique beauties and wonders of the day.” “We should take advantage of every moment we can to enjoy the simplicity of God’s creation, whether it be clear skies and sun or clouded over with gloom,”.

Rest In Power, King