Chadwick Boseman, the actor who literally changed the face of cinema
Through his roles, and particularly that of Black Panther, he taught Hollywood to embrace diversity
Chadwick Boseman, who has died of cancer aged 43, was an American actor whose training included a summer course at Balliol College, Oxford, before he struck a blow for racial equality by starring in Hollywood blockbusters as Marvel Comics’ groundbreaking superhero, Black Panther.
“It’s a sea-change moment,” Boseman said when Black Panther was released in 2018. “I still remember the excitement people had seeing Malcolm X — and this is greater, because it includes other people, too. Everybody comes to see the Marvel movie ...
“I truly believe there’s a truth that needs to enter the world at a particular time — and that’s why people are excited about Panther. This is the time.”..