Wakanda Forever is going to stir up A LOT of emotions. On many levels, Chadwick Boseman WAS the best of what Black Panther was for us - dignified grace and strength. We had played out what Black Panther might be like on the big screen and when we saw him thought, yep, they nailed it.
Remembering and celebrating are often riding right along each other. As cinephiles we use movies for a lot of different things - escape, finding our path or getting over something tragic. When our cinematic outlets turns into the source of despair, it can be tough to find more of the celebration. However, part of looking back at stars too soon it allows us to appreciate and then ultimately celebrate that which we got. Although decades apart, both Chadwick Boseman and James Dean share similar spaces in our cinematic minds. Both gone too soon but a catalog of lasting flicks to go back to and move closer and closer to celebration.
This is a celebration of the good times we had getting to know these talents and a testament to their ability to create lasting memories for moviegoers decades after.