Letitia Wright Opens Up About Chadwick Boseman’s Death


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Letitia Wright, the star of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” told “Star Wars” actor John Boyega about her latest Marvel Studios film and how much she misses the late Chadwick Boseman, her former co-star.

“I’m missing my brother,” Wright said in an interviewed released Monday. “I want him to be here. But at the same time, I have to honor him with my role, with my character and my talent, and I have to do something that can make so many women around the world proud.”(RELATED: ‘Parks And Recreation’ Actress Helen Slayton-Hughes Dies At 92)

When asked what it’s like moving forward without Boseman, Wright said, “It’s still a hard pill to swallow,” Wright said. “The day it happened, I can remember it like it was just yesterday. If I could just go back and just rewind that day and just erase it … Just being on set with my brother, I would give anything in the world just to have that.”

Boseman died at the age of 43 in 2020 after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

“Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV,” according to a statement announcing his death. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much … It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”

Boseman’s death was written into “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” T’Challa dies from an unspecified disease, according to Collider. With the decision of not recasting T’Challa, Marvel make his younger sister Shuri, played by Wright, the lead character of the sequel, and the new Black Panther.