[Article] How Chadwick Boseman’s Death Impacts ‘Black Panther 2’

Chadwick Boseman’s rise via playing real-life historical figures (Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall) was both a running joke (Was Black Panther going to be structured like a biopic?) and a testament to his talent. His performances as Robinson and Brown were as diametrically opposed as you could imagine, and his scorching charisma in small roles in Draft Day, Da 5 Bloods and, yes, Gods of Egypt (where he is hilariously annoyed at having to aid two idiot white heroes which makes for a deliciously meta performance), was the definition of “star power.” But could he become a “butts in the seats” movie star, along the lines of (relatively speaking) Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington and Will Smith? In a just……

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