February 8, 2018

Listicle

Future Black History: The Film & TV Stars Commanding the World's Attention Now

#1Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman made a name for himself by portraying some of the most accomplished African American men of the twentieth century, such as Jackie Robinson (in 42), James Brown (Get on Up) and recently, Thurgood Marshall (Marshall), but it’s in a made-up universe where he has proven he can truly shine. The actor first took on the job of playing Black Panther two years ago in Captain America: Civil War, and that's the role that looks poised to make him a true star. The superhero has his own namesake film arriving this month, and Boseman is already signed on to reprise the character in Avengers: Infinity War later this year. If all goes well for those two projects at the box office (which it surely will), there’s no reason to believe there won’t be at least one or two Black Panther sequels—and tons of franchise merch— starring Boseman. Hugh McIntyre

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