Head of Marvel Studios’ Visual Department, Ryan Meinerding, designs a beautiful piece of art honoring their king of Wakanda, Chadwick Boseman.
Black Panthers Chadwick Boseman was honor by Marvel Studio with a beatutiful piece of art designed by their head of visual development.
Chadwick who gain popularity following his role as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s T’Challa AKA Black Panther, died last week after secretly battling colon cancer since 2016.
The resulting grief and shock have been accompanied by gratitude for the work he accomlished (while battling with cancer) in a short, yet amazing career.
From his amazing performance as Jackie Robinson in 42, and his role in “Godfather of Soul” also in Get on Up and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall, Boseman was no stranger to the pressure of taking on cultural icons prior to playing the king of Wakanda in Black Panther.
While fiction, what Black Panther and T’Challa has been able to do for representation in comic book movies (and film in general), has produced with so many.
Black Panther was not only physically searching for Boseman, but the role need a tactful amount of understanding, dignity, and regality all of which Boseman was able to deliver.
Following the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson, Boseman, a Howard alum, was honor with doctorate from the university in 2018.
The clip of his opening speech, which was part of the school’s 150th anniversary, has resurfaced online in a big way.
In the clip, Boseman narrate his experiences early on in his career; combating stereotypes and respecting his integrity at the risk of unemployment.
He advised the graduating class to “press on with purpose” before ending his speech with his fists across his chest and an appropriate spin on “Wakanda Forever”: “I love you, Howard Forever.”
Many people who knew Boseman, including Marvel coworkers like Kevin Feige, Ryan Coogler, and Michael have shared moving tributes to the actor online.
All of them center their messages on a testament to how Boseman inspired a generation and his friends/loved ones in their day-to-day.
With the knowledge that he continued giving even when he had a reason not to, all eyes will be on his posthumous role in Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
That film, like his others, has a purpose that extends beyond the screen.
Much like how “Wakanda Forever” has become bigger than Black Panther, Boseman’s lifestyle and career did more than just entertain.
The beautiful art above may be gorgeous, but cannot be compared to the transcendent beauty of Boseman’s art.