Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has penned down a touching letter about the legacy of the late actor Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed T’Challa in the film.
Chadwick Boseman died on 28 August due to colon cancer. He was 43. His fans around the world are devastated after hearing his death. Many celebrities, actors, and musicians send their condolences to his family.
The 34-year-old director mentioned in his letter that Boseman’s legacy, their meeting, and some unforgettable moments. However, one of their memories of them is impressive.
As you might remember, Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) passed away at the end of Black Panther, choosing death over bondage, and he also said that he wanted to be buried in the ocean with his ancestors.
The director said that this idea originated from Boseman, and with the idea he gave, he influenced Killmonger’s fate in the film.
Here’s what Ryan Coogler wrote:
“While filming the movie, we would meet at the office or at my rental home in Atlanta to discuss lines and different ways to add depth to each scene. We talked costumes, military practices. He said to me, ‘Wakandans have to dance during the coronations. If they just stand there with spears, what separates them from Romans?'”
“In early drafts of the script. Eric Killmonger’s character would ask T’Challa to be buried in Wakanda. Chad challenged that and asked, what if Killmonger asked to be buried somewhere else?”
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