Wakanda Forever Challenge: Late ‘Black Panther’ star inspires THIS fundraiser

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Chadwick Boseman at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Emmanuel Noisette, a film critic, discusses his donation drive and how the late Chadwick Boseman inspired him.

Chadwick Boseman made his Marvel film debut as T’Challa, aka Black Panther, in the 2016 film “Captain America: Civil War.” He starred in his own Marvel original film, “Black Panther,” in 2018.

He later appeared in “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.” Chadwick Boseman died on August 28, 2020, at 43, after a quiet battle with colon cancer.

With the recent release of the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” sequel trailer, fans reminisce about the legacy that Boseman left in the fictional realm of Wakanda.

Among the fans inspired by Boseman’s cultural impact is film critic Emmanuel Noisette, who recently went viral for launching the “#WakandaForeverChallenge: Fight Children’s Cancer” GoFundMe campaign.

In the description of his GoFundMe page, Noisette elaborated on his mission, citing the late “Black Panther” star as his inspiration for the fundraiser.

Noisette wrote on his GoFundMe description:

“Chadwick’s level of courage is exactly why I’m starting this new #WakandaForeverChallenge. By raising funds we can continue Chadwick’s work of bringing hope and support to the children battling cancer in the care of St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. Any donation will help make an impact. The kind folks over at St Jude’s are leading the way in treating and defeating childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.”

According to Noisette, Boseman’s cultural impact with “Black Panther” in 2018 inspired him to buy a theater so that the kids in his community “could see a movie with so much positive representation.”

Notably, the late Chadwick Boseman visited St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital to encourage children fighting the same battle as him.

Furthermore, Noisette recalls an interview with Chadwick on SiriusXM in which the actor became emotional while discussing two terminally ill children who had been holding out until the premiere of “Black Panther.” According to Boseman, the two children who were excited about his Marvel film inspired him to fight his illness at the time.

Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, and Angela Bassett will star in the upcoming film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The sequel will be released on November 11, 2022.