Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has finally hit the theaters but the void of the late Chadwick Boseman can be still felt in the movie. Chadwick Boseman was an integral part of the MCU with his iconic role as King T’Challa. His charm and grace on screen are still missed even today. Besides all his talents and charisma, he was most importantly a beautiful human being. Even the Marvel legend Robert Downey Jr once acknowledged how precious Boseman actually was to the MCU.
Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark aka Iron Man is considered to be a Marvel Legend even after the ending of his screen dominance with Avengers: Endgame. According to the Sherlock Holmes actor, Black Panther was the best movie in the MCU even better than his own Iron Man movies.
Robert Downey Jr praised Chadwick Boseman’s casting as iconic
Black Panther is considered one of the best movies in the slate of the MCU to date. The Ryan Coogler directorial balanced impressive storytelling with brilliant acting and memorable characters. The casting of Chadwick Boseman as King T’Challa in Captain America: Civil War garnered more praise from the audience and the presentation of the nation and culture of Wakanda was equally appreciated.
But sadly, the world was shocked after Boseman passed away in 2020 after battling with Colon Cancer. Various legends of the MCU mourned the loss of the actor and gave tribute by sharing their own experiences with the late actor. Among these, Robert Downey Jr presented a heartfelt tribute to King T’Challa. During an interview with ABC News, the Zodiac actor shared how incredible of a human being Chadwick Boseman was.
Robert Downey Jr praised the humble attitude of the 21 Bridges actor:
“At the end of the third Avengers, the Infinity War, we all kind of lose together. And I remember it was one of those few days that all of the Avengers were together. It was just the way he walked on set and the immense success that had occurred and rightfully so with Black Panther and he was just in this kind of stratus of his own. But always, always humble, always hard working, always a smile on his face. Now, looking back, all the more I realize what an incredibly graceful human being he was.”
Further, Downey Jr also confessed that according to him, Black Panther has to be the best MCU movie made till that time. He even admitted that the movie was better than all of the other movies in the MCU including his own. At that time, the now 57-years-old actor posted a tribute to Boseman on his social media profile where he called the casting of the late actor as King T’Challa a “Game changer”.