Actor Chadwick Boseman poses for a portrait in 2013.
Boseman embraces Jackie Robinson’s widow, Rachel, after the premiere of “42” in Los Angeles.
Boseman greets film director Spike Lee at an NBA game in New York in 2013.
Boseman is interviewed in “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” shortly after “42” hit theaters.
Boseman laughs with baseball star Matt Kemp after throwing the first pitch at a 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers game.
Boseman plays the iconic singer James Brown in the biopic “Get on Up” from 2014.
In 2017’s “Marshall,” Boseman portrayed Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American justice at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Boseman is teaming up with comic book author Stan Lee, who helped create many of the Marvel superheroes that have come to life on the big screen.
Boseman starred in a number of Marvel movies as Black Panther, King of the fictional nation of Wakanda. The character got his own movie in 2018.
The role of Black Panther / King T’Challa was “honor of (Boseman’s) career,” said a statement from his publicist, Nicki Fioravante.
Boseman attends the European premiere of “Black Panther” in London.
While competing in the NBA Dunk Contest 2018, Victor Oladipo wears a Black Panther mask and does the “Wakanda Forever” greeting with Boseman sitting on the court.
Boseman surprises a fan on “The Tonight Show” in 2018.
Boseman, like Black Panther, greets “Wakanda Forever” in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Boseman goes through the crowd after receiving an award at the MTV Movie and TV Awards in 2018.
Boseman finishes on stage at the Golden Globes with three of his “Black Panther” co-stars: from left, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan.
From left, Jordan, Boseman and Angela Bassett are participating in the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2019. The crew “Black Panther” won the award for outstanding performance of a cast in a movie.
Boseman poses with Lady Gaga behind the scenes after she just won an Oscar in 2019.
Boseman and his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, are participating in the February 2020 NBA All-Star Game.
Boseman, center, plays a Vietnam War soldier in “Da 5 Bloods,” a Spike Lee movie released in June 2020.