Chadwick Boseman often visited sick children in hospital, and a new Go Fund Me campaign is well on the wait to raising money for one such hospital.
Chadwick Boseman inspired many people during his life, and following his untimely death in 2020 he has continued to do so in many ways. Film critic Emmanuel Noisette has proven this by setting up the #WakandaForeverChallenge, with the aim to raise $5000 for St Jude’s Research Hospital, a place that Boseman frequently visited to meet with children being treated for cancer and after just one day the GoFundMe page has almost hit half of its target.
Chadwick Boseman’s life and career were cut tragically short when the actor passed away after battling colon cancer. While his death touched many, his legacy has lived on, particularly when it comes to the Black Panther name. Now film critic Noisette has harnessed Boseman’s power in order to raise funds for one of the places where he was a real life hero to the sick children he met there. In the GoFundMe page, the story behind the appeal reads:
“Chadwick’s level of courage is exactly why I’m starting this new #WakandaForeverChallenge. By raising funds we can continue Chadwick’s work of bringing hope and support to the children battling cancer in the care of St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. Any donation will help make an impact. The kind folks over at St Jude’s are leading the way in treating and defeating childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Your donation will also help those children’s families because St Jude never sends the family a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food why they’re worried about saving their child’s life.
About 1 in 285 children will develop cancer before the age of 20. The same year Black Panther came out, 17, 293 children were diagnosed with cancer in the US – approximately 47 children per day. So if you’re a fan of the Black Panther franchise, Chadwick Boseman, or if you love children and hate cancer, please consider donating to this worthy cause. “
Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa Has Not Been Recast in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
The story of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has changed since its original conception due to Chadwick Boseman’s death. While discussing the movie with Empire Magazine, Marvel boss Kevin Feige explained why it was necessary to make the movie without recasting Boseman’s role. He said:
“It just felt like it was much too soon to recast. Stan Lee always said that Marvel represents the world outside your window. And we had talked about how, as extraordinary and fantastical as our characters and stories are, there’s a relatable and human element to everything we do. The world is still processing the loss of Chad. And Ryan poured that into the story.”
The recent synopsis for the Black Panther sequel reads: “In Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,‘ Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere’s in cinemas on November 11, 2022.