Lupita Nyong’o Remembers Chadwick Boseman’s Laughter
In a Tweet sent as Saturday, August 28th, 2021 – the one year anniversary of Chadwick Boseman’s publically unexpected death – arrived, Black Panther co-star Lupita Nyong’o remembered the beloved actor with a heartfelt message and photo.
I did not know that I could miss both his laughter and his silence in equal measure. I do. I do… One year after his passing, the memory of @chadwickboseman remains this alive in me. pic.twitter.com/4y7H7Bhtpo
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) August 28, 2021
Nyongo’s Tweet reads: “I did not know that I could miss both his laughter and his silence in equal measure. I do. I do… One year after his passing, the memory of @chadwickboseman remains this alive in me.”
Chadwick Boseman, who played T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, also known as the Black Panther, is beloved by fans and costars alike. The character first appeared in Captain America 3: Civil War (2016) before headlining Black Panther in 2018.
On August 28th, 2020, the actor passed away after a clandestine battle with colon cancer. He was 43.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
His unexpected passing was met with an outpouring of grief from many sources, all of whom had been unaware of his diagnosis.
In the months after his death, his legacy was remembered in many different ways, including this touching tribute from his hometown in South Carolina.
And as more time passed, even more memorials were erected.
And just last week, on August 18th, 2021, we got to see Boseman’s final performance as T’Challa, in the What If…? episode “What if… T’Challa became a Star-Lord?” – and fittingly the episode was dedicated to the King himself.
And today, Nyong’o wasn’t the only one of Boseman’s costars to remember the late actor on the anniversary of his death: Mark Ruffalo, Josh Gad, and Marvel Studios all tweeted out heartfelt memories of the late actor as well.
Can’t believe how fast time has gone. Thinking of you today, @chadwickboseman.
📸 Sam Jones pic.twitter.com/uKzLevgOe4
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) August 28, 2021
Not a day goes by one year later, where it doesn’t still hurt. But in the darkness, he always reminds us of the light. He was an angel on this planet and is now a Saint on high. Love you and miss you more than ever… forever. #ChadwickBoseman https://t.co/uHOa8jLEKq
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) August 28, 2021
Honoring our friend, our inspiration and our King, Chadwick Boseman. pic.twitter.com/hpgocpe24p
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) August 28, 2021
Black Panther 2
In May 2021, Marvel Blog reported that Nyong’o had stated that Black Panther 2 feels “emotionally correct” for the sequel to the Boseman-headlined first movie.
In July 2021, we reported that the movie would be filming in Massachusetts.
And earlier this week, we passed along a story about Letitia Wright, who plays T’Challa’s younger sister Shuri, was recovering from a minor on-set injury.
While we aren’t sure what Boseman tributes are in store when Black Panther 2 arrives, we are sure that there will be nary a dry eye in the house when Wakanda Forever rolls. The movie is currently scheduled for release in July 2022.
Thinking of CHADWICK BOSEMAN today…
Gone, but never forgotten.
Forever missed. pic.twitter.com/vDQL7gTrrl
— Francesco Francavilla (@f_francavilla) August 28, 2021
Let us know how you’re remembering Boseman’s legacy today in the comment section.