While the world is celebrating the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, it’s simultaneously mourning the loss of Chadwick Boseman, who passed away back in 2020 following a four-year battle with cancer.
Given that the legacy of the Black Panther franchise is inextricably tied to that of Boseman, Marvel fans across the world took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late actor, who remains an icon even a few years after his death.
Boseman, of course, played T’Challa, a.k.a. the Black Panther, in a litany of MCU films such as Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and the Best Picture-nominated Black Panther.
Marvel Cinematic Universe fans around the world pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters across the globe
It’s impossible to re-create the irreplaceable Chadwick Boseman for a Black Panther sequel, but Wakanda Forever beautifully honors his memory and carries his legacy respectfully pic.twitter.com/7wVS8Den5n
— Okiro (@TheFirstOkiro) November 10, 2022
#WakandaForever Managed to nail what seemed like an impossible task. Providing a beautiful story that honors Chadwick Boseman that also paves the way for a bright future. Namor absolutely RULED. Angela Bassett’s performance was phenomenal. I truly adore what this film achieved. pic.twitter.com/MKESU6i9dB
— Cris Parker (@3CFilmss) November 10, 2022
Just finished watching Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 😭😭
Chadwick Boseman will be forever missed. pic.twitter.com/ai6v9cXEcN
— Ningen Bot (@ningen_bot95) November 9, 2022
Chadwick Boseman 🔥
Rest In Glory. pic.twitter.com/TCUjCnsOhk
— Master_Chief🇺🇬 (@jairo_takan) November 10, 2022
— Yooya⁷ (@YooyaBch) November 10, 2022
Chadwick Boseman when asked about Black Panther 2. Still king 🤴🏿. 🕊️ pic.twitter.com/LKkq0qW3ER
— Samuel Otigba (@SamuelOtigba) November 11, 2022
"The Panther King lives forever in us"
— Maryfleck13 (@maryfleck13) November 10, 2022
Man the opening credits was beautiful 😢. RIP Chadwick Boseman🖤 #WakandaForever
— 𝙕𝙖𝙘𝙝🦦® (@NewEraZach) November 11, 2022
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever — which stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Tenoch Huerta, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett — hit theaters in the United States on Friday, November 11. Wakanda Forever is also the last film in the MCU’s “Phase Four”, as the MCU’s “Phase Five” will begin in February with the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Marvel is set to release tons of projects next year, as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. and The Marvels are also set to hit theaters. Additionally, over on Disney+, there will be shows such as Secret Invasion, Agatha: Coven of Chaos, Echo, Ironheart, and the second season of both Loki and What If…?.