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'Wakanda Forever' Star's Red Carpet Tribute To Chadwick Boseman Has Fans In Tears

Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, T'Challa's sister in the 'Black Panther' films, pays powerful tribute to Chadwick Boseman on red carpet.

Letitia Wright; Chadwick Boseman
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Letitia Wright, who plays Princess Shuri in Black Panther and other Marvel titles, paid tribute to her friend and former castmate Chadwick Boseman during the world premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Wright wore a black Alexander McQueen suit which closely resembled the Givenchy Couture suit worn by Boseman at the 2018 Academy Awards, including a jeweled harness that echoed the silver embroidery on Boseman's suit.

Wright struck a pose on the red carpet making her purpose in her choice of clothing clear.

You can see the tribute to the late actor here:

Boseman passed in August of 2020 after a very private 4-year battle with colon cancer, leaving a pronounced hole in many people's lives.

Wright described the premiere of the first Black Panther movie made since Chadwick's death as "emotional" for all involved.

"I’m bracing. I’ve seen some member’s of Chad’s team. When we lock eyes, we know how this feels. We have to take a step away. I see my aunt locking my eyes with me, she’s very proud. I have to take a step away… It’s emotional. We’re trying to hold it together."

Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios, also expressed sorrow at the loss of Boseman.

"I got to have him in my life for the short time that I did. More importantly, he did it at such a young age, such a body of work, that it will last forever. Generation after generation after generation will get to feel his presence."

Twitter users were incredibly touched by the gesture.

Director Ryan Coogler also honored Boseman on the red (purple) carpet. His gold chain featured a tag with Boseman's face.

Coogler shared his feelings about Boseman shortly after his death:

"He was a caretaker, a leader, and a man of faith, dignity, and pride. He lived a beautiful life. And he made great art. Day after day, year after year. That was who he was. He was an epic firework display. I will tell stories about being there for some of the brilliant sparks till the end of my days."

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever follows the people of Wakanda after the death of King T’Challa, as they collectively grieve and find their way forward as a people.

The film releases in theaters worldwide on November 11th.