It must feel good to be Chadwick Boseman. This actor had the distinct honor of being the leading man in 2018’s billion-dollar cinematic phenomenon, ‘Black Panther‘. An all-black star cast depicting empowered black characters in a Hollywood movie?! That’s a long way off from decades of black stereotypes shown on-screen that have been negative to the hilt. And yet Boseman, along with the rest of the cast of ‘Black Panther’, made it work. And how! Last year, Boseman also made it to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people.
Boseman started out in theater and got a few roles in television during the early 2000s. He made his small screen debut in 2003, in an episode of ‘Third Watch’. This was followed by periodic appearances in episodes of the series, ‘Law & Order’, ‘CSI:NY’ and ‘ER‘. An interesting anecdote from his early TV career – he was cast as Reggie Montgomery in the TV soap, ‘All my children’. Boseman lasted for just a week as he complained to the creators that his character was too much of a racial stereotype. Boseman was promptly fired and replaced by Michael B. Jordan, with whom he acted fifteen years later in ‘Black Panther’. However, it must be noted that the character changes suggested by Boseman were later incorporated by the writers of the show.
In 2008, Boseman joined the cast of ‘Lincoln Heights’ and also made his film debut with a small role in ‘The Express’. By 2010, he became a regular on the TV show, ‘Persons Unknown’, which received mixed reviews. In 2013, Boseman landed his first leading role in ’42‘, as the real-life baseball champion Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball. Boseman gave an incredibly sincere, touching performance of a youth who had the chance to turn the page in American history by leading race integration in sports.
Boseman’s next performance was a tour de force as he undertook the daunting task of portraying the godfather of soul, James Brown, in 2014’s ‘Get on Up’. Initially, Boseman had even wondered if he should accept the role. He wasn’t sure if the baffling life and grandiose personality of James Brown could ever be accurately depicted on film. Boseman captured the complexity of Brown’s persona with such dexterity that audiences and critics alike, wholeheartedly drooled over the film.
2016 was an important year for Boseman. He signed a five-film deal with Marvel and commenced playing the character of T’Challa/Black Panther, an African prince from the nation of Wakanda and the first black superhero on film, in ‘Captain America: Civil War’. Boseman’s career grew from strength to strength as he played the lead role in ‘Black Panther’ in 2018. His rendition of the character was a reassurance to many that films having an all-black star cast can break box-office records and also smash racial color codes in Hollywood. Boseman went on to reprise the role in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ in the same year.
With that said, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Chadwick Boseman movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. We know what he is working on. So, without waiting any further, here’s the list of the new upcoming films of Chadwick Boseman. We can only hope that the latest Chadwick Boseman movies are as good as some of his recent ones.