The cast of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman at the film’s premiere

Chadwick Boseman’s spirit came alive Wednesday as the cast of Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” walked the purple carpet for the world premiere, paying tribute to their late co-star.

The actor played the lead role of King T’Challa in 2018’s “Black Panther” and has appeared in several other Marvel films. But Boseman died in 2020 at the age of 43 Four Year Battle With Colon Cancer Which he kept private.

Letitia Wright, who plays T’Challa’s sister, Princess Shuri, honored Boseman by wearing a black pantsuit with jewelry detailing around her shoulders, following her look from the 2018 premiere of “Black Panther” copied.

Letitia Wright (left) poses as Chadwick Boseman (right) from the 2018 Black Panther movie premiere.

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Actress Genesia Adams-Guinyard, who plays a member of the elite Wakandan warrior group Dora Milaje, covered her entire body with paint, including a depiction of Boseman’s face on her back.

Ryan Coogler, the director and co-writer of both Black Panther movies, wore a chain that featured a pendant with a picture of Boseman.

Ryan Coogler ties a gold chain around his neck with Boseman’s face at the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” movie premiere.

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Lupita Nyong’o, who played Nakia in the Black Panther franchise, told the Associated Press at the premiere that she was “relieved” when Coogler showed her the script, as she wasn’t sure how she would handle the actor’s death.

“I was scared of it,” she said. “And then when he walked me through it, I was like, ‘Oh, oh, we don’t have to pretend we’re not in grief, you know? We have to use our grief and we just Adding juice is Chadwick’s legacy.”

Angela Bassett, who plays T’Challa’s mother, Queen Ramonda, said at the premiere that she and the entire cast contemplated Boseman’s absence during the film’s shoot.

“With the people, with the script, with our director, with our Chadwick, with their lighting, there’s such energy in the room that we had to push,” he told the Associated Press. “We had to sit down for a minute, but, you know, we weren’t going to stay down.”

singer-songwriter Rihanna released an excerpt of her single Earlier this week the film was titled “Lift Me Up,” her first new song in as many years and also paid tribute to Boseman.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will hit US theaters on November 11.

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