Marvel Studios Actors & Filmmakers Pay Tribute to Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman

By Trey Tobias Updated:
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Chadwick Boseman has made a groundbreaking impact on the film industry with his numerous powerful performances that have touched critics and general audiences alike.

Nobody could have embodied the King of Wakanda better than Boseman, who brought the perfect sensibility of regality, power, and charm to the role that turned Black Panther into a household name.

News of Chadwick Boseman’s tragic and untimely death shocked the world. The forty-three year-old actor had been battling colon cancer for years, proving Boseman to be a hero both on and off screen.

As an iconic character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chadwick Boseman had a profound impact on the Marvel filmmakers and actors who had the privilege of working with him, and many of them have already begun sharing their heartfelt tributes to a member of Marvel royalty.

The official social media accounts of Marvel Studios, Marvel, Disney and more mourned the loss of Boseman:

Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, released the following statement on Boseman's death:

"Chadwick’s passing is absolutely devastating. He was our T’Challa, our Black Panther, and our dear friend. Each time he stepped on set, he radiated charisma and joy, and each time he appeared on screen, he created something truly indelible. He embodied a lot of amazing people in his work, and nobody was better at bringing great men to life. He was as smart and kind and powerful and strong as any person he portrayed. Now he takes his place alongside them as an icon for the ages. The Marvel Studios family deeply mourns his loss, and we are grieving tonight with his family.”

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Other Marvel Cinematic Universe filmmakers and actors shared their mourning on social media, including...

Michael B. Jordan, Killmonger actor:

Winston Duke, M'Baku actor:

Danai Gurira, Okoye actress:

Don Cheadle, War Machine actor:

Tom Holland, Spider-Man actor:

Michael Waldron, writer of Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness:

Jeffrey Wright, The Watcher voice actor:

Paul Bettany, Vision actor:

Chris Pratt, Star-Lord actor:

Mark Ruffalo, Hulk actor:

Brie Larson, Captain Marvel actress:

Clark Gregg, Phil Coulson actor:

Kate Herron, Loki writer:

Peyton Reed, Ant-Man director:

Dave Bautista, Drax actor:

Louis D'Esposito, Marvel Studios producer:

Simu Liu, Shang-Chi actor:

Mahershala Ali, Blade actor:

Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange director:

Nia DaCosta, Captain Marvel 2 director:

Taika Waititi, Thor: Ragnarok director:

Chris Evans, Captain America actor:

Robert Iger, Ex-CEO of Disney:

Zoe Saldana, Gamora actress:

Emma Fuhrmann, Cassie Lang actress:

Chris Hemsworth, Thor actor:

Angela Bassett, Ramonda actress:

Sterling K. Brown, N'Jobu actor:

Karen Gillan, Nebula actress:

Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Fury actor:

Tony Revolori, Flash Thompson actor:

Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye actor:

The Russo Brothers, Avengers: Endgame directors:

Sebastian Stan, Bucky Barnes actor:

James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy director

Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man actor:

Andy Serkis, Ulysses Klaue actor:

Letitia Wright, Shuri actress:

Jake Gyllenhaal, Mysterio actor:

Benedict Cumberbatch, Doctor Strange actor (via E Online) :

"I am shocked and devastated. A beautiful human being who I was only just getting to know. A powerful talent and voice and a kind, gentle person. He was leading a revolutionary moment in the MCU and in cinema… and to think he gave us all that great work while going through all that... nothing short of phenomenal. In this moment, it feels like we've lost a friend and an inspiration. But like T'Challa and Wakanda and their salute that reverberates around the world so the true power of Chadwick Boseman will live on. But boy will we all miss you."

Even DC Comics paid tribute to the Marvel star:

The Direct’s writers and staff express our deepest condolences to Chadwick Boseman’s family and friends. In order to honor him, it's important to celebrate Boseman's legacy, and keep his spirit alive through the ways in which he impacted all of us.

Chadwick Boseman was a cherished and beloved soul, who truly embodied what it meant to be a leader, an inspiration, and a hero.

- About The Author: Trey Tobias

MCU Writer