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Chadwick Boseman Told Very Few People of His Cancer Diagnosis, New Report Says

A new report has emerged about Chadwick Boseman‘s private battle with colon cancer and who in his inner circle knew about his diagnosis.

According to a new report by THR, Chadwick, who tragically passed at the age of 43 on August 28, he wished to keep his diagnosis private apart from members of his family.

According to sources, “Only a handful of non-family members knew that Boseman was sick, including producing partner Logan Coles, longtime agent Michael Greene, trainer Addison Henderson and 42 director Brian Helgeland — with varying degrees of knowledge about the severity of the actor’s condition. No one involved with Black Panther was aware, says a source.”

Marvel’s chief creative officer Kevin Feige did not find out about the tragic news until August 28, the day of his death, the report suggests.

Chadwick made seven films while privately battling cancer.

See what some of Chadwick‘s Black Panther co-stars have been saying in his honor.

Chadwick Boseman's 'Black Panther' Co-Stars Pay Tribute After His Death

Chadwick Boseman is being remembered by his Black Panther co-stars.

The late actor sadly passed away on Friday (August 28) following a private battle with cancer for the past few years, and Hollywood is mourning the loss of the talented star.

Ahead of ABC’s newly announced airing of Black Panther on Sunday night (August 30), as well as a special dedicated to Chadwick‘s memory, several Black Panther co-stars have already expressed their condolences and heartbreak on social media.

While there are many tributes from many fellow stars, one remembrance of Chadwick by a former bookstore clerk is going especially viral as well.

Click inside to see how Chadwick Boseman’s co-stars are paying tribute…

'Black Panther' Airing on ABC Tonight to Celebrate Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman is being celebrated with a special airing of Black Panther.

The movie will air tonight on ABC, commercial free, followed by a special starting at 8 p.m. ET, Deadline reported Sunday (August 30).

The late actor sadly died Friday (August 28) at the age of 43 after a long battle with cancer.

Chadwick Boseman – A Tribute for a King will air from 10:20-11:00 p.m.

The Oscar-winning Black Panther stars Chadwick as T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and Black Panther – is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

His Black Panther co-stars are speaking out and sharing memories and condolences, including Angela Bassett, who played his mother. Here’s what she said.

Will 'Black Panther 2' Still Happen Without Chadwick Boseman? Fans Don't Want Him Recast

Chadwick Boseman signed on to star in a sequel to Black Panther before his tragic death and fans are wondering if the movie will still happen.

While the movie already has a release date of May 6, 2022, production had not yet begun on the movie and it’s currently unclear what will happen with the movie.

Ryan Coogler is confirmed to write and direct the sequel to the blockbuster smash hit. Following his death, the sequel is no longer featured on Chadwick‘s IMDb page in the section for his upcoming roles.

There’s still a chance that we’ll get to see Chadwick as T’Challa one last time though as he was set to appear in the Disney+ animated series Marvel’s What If. The upcoming series, set to debut in 2021, explores what might have happened if certain moments in Marvel history ended in a different way. Nearly all of the stars from the MCU will appear in the series, but it’s unknown if Chadwick already recorded his voiceover work or not.

Marvel has recast roles in the MCU in the past, but fans are already campaigning for the studio to not recast T’Challa. Some previous examples of recasting include Mark Ruffalo taking over for Edward Norton as Hulk and Don Cheadle stepping in as War Machine for Terrence Howard.

See two viral tweets on the subject below. At the time of this posting, the two tweets have over 200,000 likes combined.

Read what Chadwick‘s co-stars from the Marvel movies are saying about his tragic death.

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Black Panther's Wakanda Listed as One Of U.S.A.'s Trade Partners on Government Site

A New York software engineer named Francis Tseng is going viral after discovering a major glitch on the U.S. Department of Agriculture website.

When Francis was looking at the countries that the United States does trades with via a drop down menu, he saw countries including Honduras, Colombia, Korea, Costa Rica, Peru and the fictional Wakanda from Marvel‘s Black Panther movie.

“The Wakanda information should have been removed after testing and has now been taken down,” an agency spokesman told The Washington Post.

Soon after Francis tweeted out a screen grab of this issue, the tweet went viral and Wakanda began trending.

See Francis‘ tweet on his Twitter.

Letitia Wright Reflects on the Success of 'Black Panther'

Letitia Wright is on the cover of Harper Bazaar UK‘s December issue, which is out now.

Here’s what the 26-year-old Black Panther star had to say…

On the roles she chooses to portray: “Early on, I would just say no if the roles weren’t progressive for myself or my community. You are told there’s not much for you. I just ignored it and I’m still ignoring it. I want to work with anyone who has something to say. If it’s meaningful and serves a purpose, I’m up for it.”

On the success of Black Panther: “After the premiere, it was overwhelming. I didn’t expect that response to the film. It was doing something that wasn’t done before and it represented the African diaspora. It also took the idea that an all-black cast cannot make this amount of money and slapped it in the face.”

On the all female battle sequence on Avengers: Endgame and an all female Marvel film: “It was a beautiful moment. We spent most of the time trying to convince the producers that we should get an all-female Marvel film. After every take we’d be like, “Did you see that? We don’t need the guys!”’

For more from Letitia, head to harpersbazaar.com/uk.

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Marvel's 'Black Panther 2' Release Date Revealed at D23!

Marvel announced today (August 24) at the D23 Expo that Black Panther 2 is on the way!

The upcoming superhero film is going to hit theaters on May 6, 2022.

Ryan Coogler, who will return to direct the sequel, was at the event to announce the exciting news alongside Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.

The current working title for the movie is Black Panther II, with the 2 in roman numerals. Chadwick Boseman will be returning as the title character for the highly anticipated movie.

The first Black Panther movie grossed over $1.3 billion at the global box office.