Black History Month: Chadwick Boseman

Mackenzie Hubbard, Copy Editor

If you’ve watched any Marvel content over the past five or six years, you’ll know of Chadwick Boseman.  Boseman was an American actor and playwright, starring in big movies like Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.  He was a huge name in the media, especially around the time of Avengers: Infinity War releasing.  On August 28, 2020, Chadwick passed away from colon cancer that he had been dealing with for four years, having been diagnosed in 2016. 


Chadwick Boseman had an incredibly successful career in acting.  He won around 40 awards for his movies and was nominated for 109 awards.  Boseman won awards such as Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for Black Panther in 2018, Actor Tribute for his death in 2020, and Best Actor for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom in 2020. 


As a playwright, Boseman was successful as well.  He wrote plays such as Hieroglyphic Graffiti and Deep Azure.  He didn’t win any awards for the plays but was nominated for Best New Play. 


To a lot of people, Boseman was just an actor who starred in a few big Marvel movies, but to others, he was an inspirational figure.  As an actor, he gave incredible performances and played his characters great.  In Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, Boseman plays T’Challa and does an outstanding job portraying the character. 


In the end, Chadwick Boseman was an inspiring actor and playwright. Despite his tragic passing, he lives on in everyone’s hearts and minds.  In Marvel’s most recent series, What If…?, Boseman’s voice was in four out of the nine episodes, playing T’Challa in alternate corners of the Marvel universe.  T’Challa was an extremely prominent character in the season finale of the show and further Marvel projects.  Chadwick Boseman’s career was very successful and memorable, and people who have watched him in movies will not forget him.