‘Bro was very private. He always wanted to protect us’: Black Panther: Wakanda Star Letitia Wright ”Had to put the dots together” to figure out Chadwick Boseman had cancer

Chadwick Boseman’s untimely death was devastating for everyone. Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri in the Black Panther franchise, said no one on set was aware of the actor’s illness. With deep emotion, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever The cast became emotional at the late actor’s passing and how the sequel pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman.

Franchise Director Ryan Coogler praised his dear and beloved friend and how he had to adapt to the new circumstances without incident.

Letitia Wright and Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther (2018).
Letitia Wright and Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther (2018).

Letitia Wright and her brotherly love for Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016. The actor bravely battled his illness while portraying his role as King T’Challa in Black Panther. The actor fought so fiercely that no one on set knew of his cancer diagnosis.

Chadwick Boseman fought bravely until the end.
Chadwick Boseman fought bravely until the end.

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Even his on-screen sister Letitia Wright was unaware of Chadwick Boseman’s health as the actor put on a brave face every day and came on set. According Variety, only a handful of people were aware of his condition. The extent of her colon cancer was not even known to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige! And yet, the actor continued to complete filming and left the world in the year 2020.

Letitia Wright reveals to Variety, that she saw the signs but was unable to connect the dots because the cancer was beyond anyone’s belief and imagination.

“I didn’t put the dots together, my brother was very private. He always wanted to protect us. That’s all I can say.”

The actor had symptoms such as reduced body weight and reduced energy, but no one expected the actor to have cancer.

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Chadwick Boseman and Sienna Miller in 21 Bridges.
Chadwick Boseman and Sienna Miller in 21 Bridges.

The actor is also revered for his humility and strong sense of justice. Sienna Miller, known for her role in G.I. Joe recently opened up about the actor’s humble actions that made him feel worthy again.

Sienna Miller, was once told by a Broadway executive “Well, fuck off then” when she went to seek equal pay because of gender discrimination. After starring alongside Chadwick Boseman in 21 Bridges, the actress again faced the same injustice. Boseman, who was also the film’s producer, gave him part of his salary to create a fair system without any discrimination.

Chadwick Boseman died fiercely battling colon cancer in 2020. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever gives respect and honor to the late actor.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released in theaters on November 11, 2022.

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Source: Variety

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