The late actor, Chadwick Boseman
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Black panther director Ryan Coogler is remembering his last conversation with late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman.

Coogler said he was the one who called Boseman to read a script.

"I could tell he was laying down when we were talking. He kicked Taylor Simone out because he told her he didn't want her to hear anything that could get him in trouble with his NDA," he said in a Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther podcast.


"She didn't want to leave. I could tell something was up. That was the last time we spoke. He passed maybe a couple of weeks after I finished. I found out later he was too tired to read anything."


He also spoke on planning to get married. "He was talking about how many people were coming."

Ryan Coogler.
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Coogler didn't want to believe that Chadwick was dead after he was given a call by his manager.


"I didn't want to believe it, so I called Denzel Washington and I spoke to him, and we thought it might be a rumor, so I texted Chad. I was in denial.

Everything about Chad was unique. How he lived and how he died was unique."

Chadwick died aged 43 of colon cancer in 2020.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, opens in cinemas on 11 Nov 2022 across other African countries following its premier in Nigeria over the weekend.

The event will draw film industry stakeholders from across Africa, distinguished dignitaries, and Nollywood celebrities, and other distinguished dignitaries.

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther remains the number one film in both East and West Africa and, in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, fans will welcome back some familiar faces whilst being introduced to brand new characters.