Chadwick Boseman was posthumously given his own category on a recent episode of Jeopardy!. In 2020, Boseman passed away following a battle with cancer just as pre-production was starting on a sequel to Black Panther. The loss still stings for fans of the late actor everywhere, and many still continue to pay tribute in light of losing Boseman far too soon.
Previously, Chadwick Boseman had been featured in various clues on Jeopardy!, with his name once coming up as a correct response. Heading toward the one-year anniversary of Boseman's shocking death, Jeopardy! introduced a new Chadwick Boseman category, marking the first time the Black Panther star ever had an entire category devoted to him. Per ComicBook.com, you can check out all of the clues from the category below.
$200 clue: As a student, Chadwick got into a theater program at Oxford but couldn't afford it; this man played "Equalizer" & footed the bill (Denzel Washington).
$400 clue: As this film hero: "We must find a way to look after one another, as if we were one single tribe" (Black Panther).
$600 clue: The L.A. Dodgers tweeted, "From playing legendary figures to becoming one, we'll never forget your iconic performance as" him (Jackie Robinson).
$800 clue: Chadwick worked up to 8 hours a day with a choreographer to get what he called "the groove" of this "Godfather of Soul" (James Brown).
$1000 clue: In 2018 at this HBCU, his D.C. alma mater, Chadwick told grads, "Your very existence is wrapped up in the things you are here to fulfill" (Howard University).
Boseman, best known for his role as T'Challa in Black Panther and the Avengers movies, is also known for his critically acclaimed performances in movies like 42, Get on Up, and Marshall. His final movie, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, posthumously earned Boseman an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Determined to beat his colon cancer, Boseman was planning to reprise the role of T'Challa for Black Panther 2 when he died on Aug. 28, 2020, at the age of 43.
Meanwhile, Marvel fans can check out the last-ever performance Boseman delivered as T'Challa, as he voiced the character for the new animated series What If...? on Disney+. He plays the role in four different episodes, and when fans heard his voice in the trailer, they were missing Boseman again already. Executive producer Brad Winderbaum explained how Boseman essentially plays four different versions of T'Challa for the show.
"He's in four episodes, actually," Winderbaum said. "He plays different versions of the character. I wouldn't say that anything changed drastically. We wanted to honor, frankly, his performance and his eagerness to be a part of the project. In retrospect, he recorded this episodes for us knowing what we all know now. We wanted to honor what he did, so we actually didn't change a lot of it. There were certain things, in the context of his passing, especially musically...Lauren Karpman delivered what I think is an incredible score for the entire series and the way she approached T'Challa throughout, especially in light of his passing, is really beautiful."
The story of Black Panther will move on without Boseman when Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is released on July 8, 2022. Forever, the late actor will be loved and missed. This news comes to us from ComicBook.com.