Chadwick Boseman’s brother was ‘faithful’ Marvel star would live to see new work honored

Jami Ganz, New York Daily News
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Chadwick Boseman’s brother is honoring the late Marvel star after he was nominated this week for his first posthumous award.

Kevin Boseman took to Instagram Saturday to pay tribute to the “Black Panther” star, who on Thursday scored a Gotham Award nomination for Best Actor in Netflix’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” hitting the streamer Dec. 18.

“I had to sit with this for a couple days,” said the younger Boseman. “After screening this with him, I told him he was about to get all the nominations andack I was so faithful he’d be here to experience this moment. Congratulations, Baby Brother. 1/4 u2764 1/4 ufe0f 1/4 u2764 1/4 ufe0f 1/4 u2764 1/4 ufe0f”

In an Instagram story, the New York-based choreographer wrote that the acknowledgment for his brother’s work is “bittersweet.”

Chadwick Boseman died in August from colon cancer, a battle he’d remained mum about in the public eye. He was just 43.

The Gotham Awards will take place in a virtual hybrid ceremony on Jan. 11.

The film adaptation of August Wilson’s 1982 play marks the “Marshall” star’s final film.

The “42” star will not appear via CGI in “Black Panther 2,” in which he would have reprised his role as T’Challa, Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso recently confirmed to Argentinian outlet Clarin.


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