Earlier this year, people all over the world were caught off guard by the sudden passing of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman. With the actor no longer with us, the future of Black Panther II remains unclear, though Kevin Feige has confirmed that the character of T’Challa will not be recast with a new actor. However, there is good news for fans who want to see more of Chadwick Boseman in Marvel Studios projects, because the actor finished recording lines for multiple episodes of Marvel’s What If…? animated series before his untimely passing. Read More »
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is on Netflix today, and the streamer is wasting no time hyping up the lead performances by Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. In two Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom featurettes, Davis and Boseman are given the spotlight, with footage of the two of them behind-the-scenes shared alongside interviews with their co-stars praising them to high heaven. Watch the Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom featurettes below.
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During Disney’s investor presentation, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige revealed that Black Panther 2 (or Black Panther II, as a title card on screen indicated) will not recast T’Challa, the character played by the late Chadwick Boseman. Read Feige’s full quote below. Read More »
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Today would have been Chadwick Boseman‘s 44th birthday, but the Black Panther actor unfortunately passed away earlier this year after a four-year battle with colon cancer. But Marvel Studios went out of their way to celebrate the late actor by giving a little update to Black Panther on Disney+. Fans watching the movie on the streaming service today will notice that the Marvel Studios production logo that accompanies all of their movies has been updated with a custom version that is a tribute to Chadwick Boseman’s role as the African superhero. Read More »
The Oscar buzz is coming in hot for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, George C. Wolfe‘s adaptation of the classic August Wilson play which stars Viola Davis and, most notably, Chadwick Boseman in his final film role. And what a swan song for Boseman the movie is, according to early buzz for the highly anticipated Netflix film.
Critics are calling Boseman’s turn in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom as “magical” and “the best he’s ever been on-screen.” The raves come after weeks of growing awards buzz for both Boseman and Davis, both of whom Netflix are preparing big Oscar campaigns around. It sounds like it’s well-deserved for both acting titans, who will appear in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom on Netflix in December.
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There was already an air of reverence attached to Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the upcoming Netflix adaptation of the August Wilson play, due to it being Chadwick Boseman‘s final feature film role. But the trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom may only strengthen that reverence, as Boseman and star Viola Davis give knockout performances in the roles of an ambitious trumpet player and the legendary “Mother of the Blues.” Watch the Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom trailer below.
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George C. Wolfe‘s adaptation of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, based on the August Wilson stage play of the same name, was already on track to become one of Netflix’s major 2021 Oscar contenders. However, the tragic passing of star Chadwick Boseman in August has turned it into a memorial of sorts to the late actor, who makes his final feature film appearance in the film. Netflix has released the first images from Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom featuring Boseman, as well as co-stars Viola Davis, who plays the titular role, and Denzel Washington, both of whom praise Boseman’s performance in the movie as one of the finest of his career. See the Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom first look photos below.
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One month ago, the entertainment world and the world at large were rocked by the loss of one of Hollywood’s most promising talents when Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer, an affliction he kept hidden from the world for years. As the shock slowly begins to wear off and the outpouring of grief at his loss gives way to stories celebrating his life, one of Boseman’s co-stars remembers a particularly generous act that highlights what type of man he really was off-screen.
Sienna Miller, who co-starred with Boseman in the cop drama 21 Bridges, has recounted a story about how she asked for a certain quote to appear in the film, and the parties involved with the movie could not or would not reach that quote – but Boseman stepped in and paid some of her salary out of his own pocket because he thought she deserved the quote she was asking for.
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Since the shocking news of Chadwick Boseman passing away was announced on Friday, endless tributes have been posted online, not just from fans around the world, but from his fellow actors and actresses, as well as the filmmakers who have worked with him. No one knows the hard work that Chadwick Boseman put into his career better than Marvel Studios, the filmmakers of Black Panther, and the stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. See how they all remember Chadwick Boseman below. Read More »