Forever on the pages of Marvel!
Marvel was keen to pay tribute to actor Chadwick Boseman, who plays Black Panther in the MCU films, in a new comic book. In the latest issue of Avengers HQ, we found out that a significant portion of Wakanda was named after the star who died in 2020 (via HH).
The plot of the current Earth’s Mightiest Heroes arc centers around the tournament that will decide who hosts the Phoenix Force, with T’Challa being the entity’s favorite to take on the role.
On the pages of Avengers # 41, screenwriter Jason Aaron showcased the Wakanda aircraft carrier, which flies over the battle between Eco and Namor. To the surprise of fans, the ship is called Boseman.
It’s unclear how important the Boseman Helicarrier will be in the long run, but it’s undoubtedly a cool tribute that can still be used by other writers in future Wakanda stories.
Chadwick Boseman passed away in August 2020, leaving an undisputed legacy due to his role as T’Challa. The Black Panther movie, which stars him, is one of the studio’s biggest box offices and is tasked with bringing Marvel to the Oscars. Since then, Boseman has been seen as a symbol of black representation and visibility in cinema.