Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman pays a loving tribute to late Marvel legend Stan Lee, in the form of a musical sendoff via djembe drums. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been reigning supreme at the box office for a decade now, it wasn't until this year that the MCU released its first film headlined by a superhero of color, that of course being Black Panther. Directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Boseman as the titular character, Black Panther experienced massive success, earning raves from critics, and over $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office.
Coogler has been confirmed to return as writer and director of Black Panther 2, and while that effectively spoils T'Challa's resurrection in Avengers 4, it's safe to say most Marvel fans are thrilled to know that another Wakandan adventure is headed their way sometime in the next few years. In the meantime, Marvel Studios and Disney are actively campaigning for Black Panther to receive Oscar nominations, and Boseman himself has said that he wants nothing less than a Best Picture nod for the film.
Of course, the entire Marvel world was rocked on Monday when comic book industry legend and all-around pop culture icon Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95. Undeniably one of the most beloved figures in entertainment, Lee's death was understandably followed by an outpouring of grief from his friends, fans, and colleagues, but has also inspired multiple heartfelt tributes to Lee's life and legacy. Earlier today, Boseman offered his own personal tribute to Lee via Twitter, complete with a musical component. Check his post out below.
In the written portion of Boseman's post, Boseman makes reference to Lee's wife Joan, who herself died last year, also at the age of 95. Lee's passionate love for his wife was well-known, and the two were married for almost 70 years, an astonishing number when one considers how long the average marriage lasts. While everyone is obviously entitled to their own religious beliefs (or lack thereof), Stan possibly getting to reunite with Joan in the afterlife is certainly a heartwarming thought, and one it seems Boseman might take comfort in.
Despite three days now having passed since Lee's death was revealed to the public, the stream of social media posts memorializing the creator of so many cherished Marvel characters shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. It's not hard to see why, as it would appear that just about everyone who was fortunate enough to know Lee on a personal and/or professional level has nothing but good things to say about the man. Whether or not one believes in the afterlife, it's clear that Stan Lee's work will be kept alive by those whose lives he touched for generations to come.
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