For many fans, it’s hard to believe that it has now been two full years since beloved actor Chadwick Boseman passed away. On Aug. 28, 2020, it was announced that Boseman had died after a private battle with colon cancer. The actor had been diagnosed with the disease back in 2016 but chose to keep his condition private, continuing to act in movies with plans to appear in the Black Panther sequel. That made it all the more shocking when news broke that the 43-year-old was no longer with us.
On social media, Boseman has been getting a lot of love with more fan tributes coming in, all banding together to honor the late actor. Boseman’s name is now trending with more and more fans sharing their thoughts on the tragic loss that still stings two years later. It was certainly clear at the time how hard so many fans had taken the news, and fast-forwarding to today, it’s still just as apparent how much the fans will always love and remember Boseman.
“we all miss you Chadwick Boseman can’t believe it’s been 2 years,” one fan said on Twitter.
“I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since we lost Chadwick,” says someone else. “His impact on the #MCU will last forever. RIP to our King and Black Panther.”
Another tweet reads, “it’s been two years without you king. may you continue to rest easy on the ancestral plane. chadwick boseman, forever our king of wakanda. forever the black panther.”
“2 years now since we lost Chadwick Boseman,” laments another fan. “RIP to King T’Challa. This new Black Panther movie is gonna be a tear-jerker for sure.”
And another fan recalls that sad day by writing, “2yrs today when we lost Chadwick Boseman. I remember when my buddy texted and told me the news, it shook me. He was such a remarkable person.”
After Chadwick Boseman’s passing, the decision was made to move forward with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It has previously been declared by Marvel that the T’Challa role will not be recast, nor will Boseman be featured in the film posthumously by way of CGI. Previously, co-star Letitia Wright explained that the idea behind moving forward with the sequel is to honor Boseman and the legacy he created, as Black Panther and its success had been such a big part of that.
“We honored him by committing ourselves to this story that he started, the legacy he started with this franchise,” Wright said, via Variety. “And we just committed every day to working hard no matter what circumstances we faced. And we faced a lot of circumstances! A lot of difficult situations, but we came together as a team and we poured everything into this movie, so I’m excited for you to see it.”
You can see some more of the tribute posts for Boseman below.