Chadwick Boseman was confident that he would be able to overcome colon cancer only weeks before his tragic passing.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a source close to the actor claims Chadwick, who had become noticeably thin in the months prior to his death, “was convinced until about a week before his death that he was going to beat cancer and would be able to gain the weight back” for the sequel to Black Panther.
The film was scheduled to start production in March 2021. He was set to start preparation for the film in September. Chadwick was also set to star in other “interconnected” Marvel films.
Chadwick only told a handful of people about his health battle. Aside from his family the only people to be informed were his producing partner Logan Coles, agent Michael Greene, trainer and the director Brian Helgeland. The actor did not tell anyone involved with Black Panther about the cancer.