The world of movies lost another iconic actor Chadwick Boseman on 28th August. Chadwick Aaron Boseman was an American actor who was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago. In his four years fighting colon cancer, Boseman featured in several high-profile productions including Captain America: Civil War, Marshall. Black Panther, Avengers Infinity War, Avengers Endgame and 21 Bridges.
Three of his most Iconic characters Chadwick Boseman are:
T’Challa/ Black Panther
Boseman played the superhero marvel character Black Panther aka T’Challa in 2018. This character is the most popular character in his acting career. He played the King of the African nation of Wakanda who gains enhanced strength by ingesting the heart-shaped herb. He ascends to the throne following the death of his father T’Chaka. Boseman himself called T’Challa an anti-hero who is very much aware of his responsibility. To play the superhero role, Boseman visited South Africa twice and trained Dambe, Capoeira Angola and Zulu stick fighting. He also played the role of Black Panther in Avengers Infinity War, Avengers Endgame.
“Andre Davis” in 21 Bridges
In the movie 21 Bridges, Chadwick Boseman plays Andre Davis is a successful police officer working for the NYPD who is struggling with the legacy of his father who was also a police officer. Davis is reputed for hunting down the “cop killers”.
The movie portrays the incidents in the life of Davis and how he avenged the death of his father, who got murdered during one of his shifts.
Thurgood Marshall in Marshall
In “Marshall” released in 2017, Chadwick Boseman played the role of the future first American Supreme Court Justice. Thurgood Marshall is an NAACP lawyer who stands for the people of color who are wrongly accused of crimes because of racial prejudice. The movie says the story of a rape case. Thurgood Marshall defends Joseph Spell a chauffeur who is accused of the rape by his white employer Eleanor Strubing. The movie ends with Marshall becoming the first African American Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Chadwick Boseman’s final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, will be released posthumously on Netflix.