2020 was already going down as one of the worst years in recent memory, and even with everything the world has been through, news has come to make it even worse. Marvel Cinematic Universe star Chadwick Boseman has tragically passed away after a four year battle with colon cancer at age 43. His estate reported that he died peacefully in his home with his family by his side.
Nothing at all was made public about his cancer battle, and this news comes as a massive shock to movie fans all over the world who loved Chadwick Boseman and his work. In just a twelve year span, he racked up one of the most impressive resumes of anybody in recent memory.
Chadwick Boseman’s Legacy
Known at the start for portraying real-life icons like Jackie Robinson and James Brown, Boseman broke through as a megastar when he was cast as King T’Challa, AKA the Black Panther, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He made his first iconic appearance in Captain America: Civil War before his star turn in Black Panther. He then played a major role in the two-part event films of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, making his mark as the first African-American leading man in the franchise.
He was already set to make his next MCU appearance in 2022’s Black Panther 2 before his tragic passing, and the Twitterverse was buzzing with the possible addition of Storm to the franchise.
All of us at The Illuminerdi send our most heartfelt condolences to the Boseman family, his Hollywood costars, and all of his fans across the globe in the wake of this tragic loss. The on-screen King of Wakanda will live on in our memories for years to come. Rest In Peace, Chadwick Boseman, and Wakanda Forever to the entire Marvel community and all fans around the world.