Marvel Shares Moving Video Tribute to ‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman
“You will always be our king.”
Boseman, 43, was not only the first Black actor to headline his own superhero tentpole movie franchise in playing King T’Challa in the 2018 blockbuster, but the late actor also channeled a series of legendary real-life figures, including James Brown, Thurgood Marshall and Jackie Robinson on the big screen.
Marvel shared the four-minute tribute video to Boseman on YouTube and Twitter, with the caption, “You will always be our king.”
You will always be our King. pic.twitter.com/6yfKb913rI
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) August 31, 2020
The moving clip features Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and Boseman’s fellow Marvel actors Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. paying tribute to Boseman’s groundbreaking turn as King T’Challa, and his influence both on-screen and in real life. The video ends with Boseman saying of Black Panther, “I think when done right, it gives people hope. I found that it means a lot.”
For more on Boseman influence on pop culture, learn how his tweet became the most liked in the history of Twitter here.