- Chadwick Boseman was determined to complete the filming of the Black Panther sequel despite his ailing health
- The US actor was optimistic that he would make a full recovery despite his condition taking a turn for the worst
- According to sources, no one involved with the Black Panther was aware of Boseman's battle with cancer
Chadwick Boseman left the world shell shocked when he passed away from colon cancer recently. The Black Panther star had not disclosed his ailing health to the public.
Reports are now suggesting that the 43-year-old was determined to recover and complete the filming of the sequel to Black Panther.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a source close to the late actor said that despite his declining health, Boseman was convinced that he would recover and film the movie.
The publication reports that even one week before his death, the Wakandan prince was still feeling optimistic.
Filming of the award-winning movie was due to start in March 2021. According to reports from sources at Disney, there has been no talks about the way forward as they mourn his untimely death. It is further reported that no one involved with Black Panther was aware of his condition. It was Boseman’s wish to keep his cancer battle private.
South African actress Connie Chiume, who had a role in the first movie, had previously tweeted that she was called back to film the sequel next year.
In her tribute message to Chadwick, Connie revealed that she was looking forward to seeing him "next year".
Briefly.co.za previously reported that veteran actor John Kani expressed sadness at not being able to attend the funeral of the late legendary actor Chadwick Boseman. While it is a heavy time, Kani would have liked to have been able to pay his respects in person.
Many influential lives have been lost as of late and the people of Mzansi have been in mourning for some time. Life is so short and these lost lives have reminded us all to make the most of every moment.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Kani wanted to attend Chadwick’s funeral with actress Connie Chiume in New York, but that border lockdown due to the coronavirus have stopped them from doing so. Black Panther actor Chadwick's passing has seen tributes pour in from all over the world.
The Marvel movie, which grossed over a billion dollars, saw South African actors starring alongside the late actor. Some of his Mzansi peers took to social media to pay their tributes to the legendary Boseman.
Kani starred alongside Chadwick in Black Panther. Kani expressed the respect he has for the young actor and how impressed he was with his craft. Chadwick was indeed a phenomenal actor whose memory will not be forgotten.