Art imitates life: Letitia Wrighton turning grief into strength for ‘Black Panther’ sequel

With Chadwick Boseman having succumbed to colon cancer in 2020 after a four-year battle, it’s easy to blur the fine line that separates the painful circumstances surrounding that fact from the fictional art-imitates-life tale of his character T’challa aka Black Panther. The character is the very first Black superhero first introduced to comic book fans in 1966 via Fantastic Four #52.

In “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” which opens in Philippines cinemas on Wednesday, the grieving citizens of Wakanda are up in arms against invincible forces raring to invade their sub-Saharan kingdom in the wake of King T’challa’s death.

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