Remembering Chadwick Boseman’s best Marvel moments

Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER..T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)..Photo: Matt Kennedy..©Marvel Studios 2018
Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER..T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)..Photo: Matt Kennedy..©Marvel Studios 2018 /
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Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, MCU
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War..Black Panther/T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman)..Photo Credit: Film Frame..© Marvel 2016 /

As the world mourns the loss of Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman, we look back at his best Marvel moments.

Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are mourning the loss of Chadwick Boseman, the man behind King T’Challa of Wakanda/Black Panther. However, we are also celebrating his biggest Marvel moments during his time in the role, reminding ourselves why he’s so beloved.

Boseman, of course, was the star of 2018’s critically-acclaimed Black Panther, but he also had a prominent role in Captain America: Civil War, played a significant part in Avengers: Infinity War and appeared in Avengers: Endgame where he had one line. His time might have been short, but it was impactful and caused a massive shift in what Marvel fans saw in the MCU.

Black Panther became a symbol of the changing times within the Marvel Cinematic Universe and in doing so was responsible for some of its most memorable moments.

The death of T’Chaka

Captain America: Civil War set up T’Challa as the son of King T’Chaka and the heir to the throne of Wakanda, an African nation that does not cooperate with the outside world and tries to remain out of international affairs. What turns the tide is during a meeting of the United Nations, when the event is bombed and T’Chaka is killed – much to the grief of his son who tried to shield him.

Chadwick’s performance in this scene breaks our hearts. He genuinely portrayed T’Challa as a child who had just had his father taken from him. To see the scene play out with only facial expressions and score from the genius Henry Jackman, Boseman’s acting really shone through.

Rise of the Black Panther

Chadwick’s performance intensifies after T’Challa’s chat with Natasha in the aftermath of his father’s death. He vows to go after Bucky whom everyone believes is behind the blast that killed T’Chaka. We see a character in mourning and out for revenge. Watching Boseman go from shocked and grieving is one of many moments in Captain America: Civil War that we genuinely marvel over.

A scene like this shows how talented Boseman was an actor. He could go from one emotion to another with a snap of one’s fingers. I also wanted to highlight how he conveyed two feelings at one time. He looked like he was showing grief but you could see the anger brewing in his eyes and that alone showcased what a great actor Chadwick was.