The cancer battle of Chadwick Boseman wasn’t only kept away from the public but also from the company, Marvel Studios, that presented him on the big screen as ‘Black Panther.’
On Friday, in a statement, Chadwick Boseman’s family confirmed the death of the actor by colon cancer. The Hollywood Reporter reported that novel details revealed about Chadwick Boseman’s traumatic battle with cancer.
#BlackPanther director Ryan Coogler writes an emotional tribute to Chadwick Boseman: “It hurts more to know that we can’t have another conversation or Facetime or text message exchange” https://t.co/ZGrLYEFXlf
— Variety (@Variety) August 30, 2020
The firm described that nobody at Marvel Studios hasn’t any idea of the star’s cancer diagnosis. Actually, Kevin Feige, the head of the studio, was directed a mail with restricted information just in an hour of Chadwick Boseman’s death, then Kevin Feige read a message that Boseman has died.
Chadwick Boseman was persuaded that he had crushed colon cancer and will be able to return in Black Panther 2, which was expected to start preparing for this month, a close source to Boseman told THR.
That was not until a week before his death that the star allegedly understood the terrible situation he was dealing with.
Just a few more people outside the family of the star had an awareness of his cancer diagnosis, including Logan Coles, his producing partner, his trainer, his agent, and Brian Helgeland, the director of Chadwick’s breakout movie 42. Moreover, he kept his cancer diagnosis private from the Marvel studio.
Chadwick evaded physical examinations before filming
Chadwick Boseman was also able to avoid semi-traditional physical checks by health specialists before starting the film, and big studios mostly decline the process, told by a film finance attorney to the outlet.
Disney, who didn’t declare any statement about Black Panther 2 and any kind of demonstration for Chadwick Boseman’s King T’Challa, is described to paying attention to paying tribute to the deceased star rather than any developing ideas.
Besides this, Disney didn’t quickly answer to a media outlet’s, Fox News, request for comment