Jun 27, 2023

The Hollywood Walk of Fame To Add Chadwick Boseman in Posthumous Ceremony To Celebrate His Talent and Contributions To Acting

Chadwick Boseman, best known as the star of Marvel’s Black Panther is set to be the recipient of a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

SANTA MONICA, CA – MARCH 03: Actor Chadwick Boseman attends the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 3, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

The actor, who passed away following a battle with colon cancer in August of 2020, is to be honored as part of the Hollywood Walk of Fame’s class of 2024. Boseman was diagnosed with the disease in 2016, but chose to keep the illness private, with his death coming as a shock to friends and fans worldwide.

Chadwick Boseman rose to stardom following his appearance in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War as Black Panther, King T’Challa of Wakanda, before leading his own cinematic outing as the character in 2018. The film became a cultural phenomenon as the MCU’s first movie to be lead by a Black actor. While there had been other superhero films to focus on a Black character (1997’s Spawn was the first, Marvel’s Blade followed in November 1998), Black Panther was the first Black-led superhero movie to be released since Marvel had ushered in a golden age for the genre with 2008’s Iron Man and the rise of the MCU. Black Panther is widely regarded as one of the studio’s finest efforts, in no short part thanks to Chadwick Boseman’s performance.  Outside of his work with Marvel, Chadwick Boseman appeared in projects such as Da 5 Bloods21 Bridges, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, with his performance in the latter of which earning him a posthumous Oscar nomination.

A date for Chadwick Boseman’s star ceremony is yet to be revealed.