- Atandwa Kani paid tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman by getting the face of the actor tattooed on himself
- The South African actor starred with the American actor in the Marvel comic book-based movie Black Panther
- Many have felt that Atandwa Kani could serve as a suitable replacement for the role of the Black Panther
Atandwa Kani has decided to pay tribute to his friend and former co-star Chadwick Boseman, who passed away a few weeks ago.
The South African actor starred as the younger King T'Chaka alongside Boseman in the blockbuster movie Black Panther.
Atandwa Kani honored Chadwick's memory by getting a tattoo of him. He uploaded a video of the artwork on his Instagram page with the caption:
"Rest in Peace King"
Instagram users were impressed by the artwork. Insta user leratongoepe24 said:
"This is dope. Well done to who ever did this work"
"This is super dope especially that you have that resemblance to him."
Boseman passed away after a battle with colon cancer on August 28, leaving fans reeling in shock. Briefly.co.za previously reported that South Africans have called upon Marvel Studios to make Atandwa Kani the next Black Panther.
The people feel it is only right that an African actor takes the opening after the original actor Chadwick Boseman sadly passed away. Atandwa’s father John Kani starred alongside Chadwick in Black Panther. John has ever only spoken highly of Chadwick and now the people of Mzansi want to see Atandwa star alongside his father.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the people of SA have taken to social media to call upon Marvel to so right by Chadwick, and they believe that making Atandwa the next Black Panther will be a way to do that. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a source close to the late actor said that despite his declining health, Boseman was convinced that he would recover and film the second movie. Sadly, this did not happen and the show must go on.
Atandwa was trending all over social media as fans called on Marvel to cast him as the new Black Panther. If the second movie is incomplete and needs to be finished, SA believes Atandwa should be the one to step up to the plate.
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