Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman on his birthday

The Hollywood community and fans of the late actor Chadwick boseman celebrate his legacy on what would have been his 45th birthday on Monday.

The Black Panther star died in August 2020 after a private four-year battle with colon cancer. Monday, #WakandaForever has become one of the top trends on Twitter after stars like Viola Davis, Lupita Nyong’o, and Kerry Washington paid tribute to the star on the day she was born.

“Happy birthday in paradise! Oh how we miss you… your talent, your heart, your heritage! I love you king, ”Davis captioned an Instagram video montage of Boseman.

Davis and Boseman stared together in acclaimed Netflix movie of 2020 Ma Rainey’s black stockings. The project was Boseman’s last film before his death. Davis said she “broke down” after learning of Boseman’s death late last summer.

“Lord knows we all wanted him to live another 50 years,” Davis said in an interview with Yahoo Entertainment. We all want longevity. But I can’t see his life tragically at all… Because I felt like he was still living in the moment, crowding out every bit of life. What this reminds me of is that it’s not the quantity, it’s the quality.


“What I keep with Chad is that he lived his life his own way,” Davis continued. “I would say his professional life is absolutely parallel to his personal life, which is what I guess, in terms of how he lived with the utmost integrity.”

Davis said Boseman held a special place in his heart and praised him for the seriousness with which he took his job as an actor.

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In an interview with Deadline, Kevin feige, president of Marvel Studios, confirmed the Black Panther the sequel will explore the “mythology and inspiration” of Wakanda.

Feige also debunked rumors of a computer-generated version of Boseman in the sequel: “We’re not going to have CG Chadwick and we won’t be recasting T’Challa,” he said. “Ryan coogler working really hard right now on the script with all the respect, love and genius it has, which brings us great solace, so it was always about furthering the mythology and inspiration of Wakanda .

Feige said Deadline that the creators of the sequel focus on paying homage to Boseman in the sequel. “There is also the task of honoring and respecting the learning and ongoing teachings of Chad as well,” he said.

According to Disney, Black panther 2 is slated to open in theaters on November 11, 2022. The official tweet posted during Disney Investor Day reads: “Honoring the legacy of Chadwick Boseman and portraying T’Challa, @MarvelStudios will not recast the character, but will explore the world of Wakanda and the rich characters introduced in the first film.

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