Lupita Nyong’o is honoring the memory of her late co-star Chadwick Boseman.
The beloved Boseman is the subject of a video Nyong’o, 39, posted to his Instagram on Sunday. The actor died on this day in August 2020 at the age of 43 from colon cancer. Fans around the world were shocked and saddened by the news. The Marvel star kept his diagnosis private.
“Chadwick, what are you doing?” Nyong’o asked in the IG video, showing Boseman with a Sharpie in hand.
“I’m signing tickets. I signed someone’s shoes there…” he said. The late actor joked that he signed “a pair of Jordans,” even though he didn’t play basketball.
In the video, a crowd of fans surrounded Boseman in a movie theater, and Nyong’o asked behind the camera, “Why do you think they asked you?”
“I dont know!” Boseman responded. “I have no idea.”
Nyong’o’s post caption reads “She stayed real, she stayed nice,” in a tribute to her co-star.
Winston Duke, who also stars in the Black Panther films, commented, “An incredibly generous man…always sharing a bad help, giving and loving…ugh…my heart…You are missed beyond words my brother…love love! Thank you, Lupita for posting our treasure… man oh man! ❤️❤️❤️”
Letitia Wright, who played Boseman’s character’s sister in the Marvel movies, also commented with three heart emojis.
The new installment in Black Panther story titled wakanda forever will be released in November. Without Boseman, Nyong’o said, it was a challenge. Talking with the hollywood reporter At San Diego Comic-Con in July, the actress discussed filming the highly anticipated 2018 sequel. Black Panther after the loss of Boseman.
Despite it being “a wonderful few years for everyone,” Nyong’o said THR that she was proud that they were able to make the film, calling the act “a powerful statement in and of itself”.
“It was very therapeutic,” he said. “It gave me back a sense of hope by doing it, and I think we’ve expanded the world of Wakanda in ways that will blow people’s minds, not just Wakanda, but the whole world.” Black Panther world. It’s going to surprise people, and I can’t wait until it’s not a secret anymore.”
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In July, Marvel released the first trailer for wakanda forever. Nyong’o’s character, Nakia, is the first to appear on screen, followed by Wright’s appearances as Shuri in an all-white outfit and, later, in tearful beach scenes.
A synopsis for the film states that the characters “must fight to protect their nation from the world powers that intervene following the death of King T’Challa”.