Y'all, today is an incredibly emotional day for us fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
You see, the second episode of the new Disney+ series, What If...?, just dropped, and we get to hear one of Chadwick Boseman's last vocal performances as T'Challa, aka Black Panther.
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This voiceover work is some of the last done by Chadwick before his death in 2020, and thus his recordings for the show will be his last ever performance as T'Challa.
This episode — aptly titled, “What If...T’Challa Became a Star-Lord?” — follows what would've occurred if T'Challa had been kidnapped by the Ravagers from Guardians of the Galaxy instead of Peter Quill. Overall, it's a true ode to the excellence of T'Challa as a character and, in a broader sense, a beautiful dedication to Chadwick.
And you already know fans came through on Twitter and Tumblr with all kinds of reactions to the already iconic episode as a whole, ranging from hilarious to emotional. Here are just a few of the best:
“Dedicated to our friend, our inspiration, and our hero, Chadwick Boseman”#WhatIf #TChalla
Watching What If…? And it was so nice to hear Chadwick Boseman’s voice againIt was produced before he passed but it was written with such love for him and T’Challa that it feels very much like a tribute, so it makes me happy he got to read and perform it while he was alive
4.This accurate meme use:
5.This big adult:
6.This very believable change:
// #WhatIf spoilers •••this is the most believable thing the mcu has ever done
7.This tearful kitten:
8.This simple fact:
#WhatIf spoiler....."dedicated to our friend, our inspiration, and our heroCHADWICK BOSEMAN"I burst into tears 😭
10.This excellent implication:
11.This impossible difference(?):
12.This beautiful line:
#WhatIf was Superb.I was smiling throughout the episodeThis was the perfect tribute to Chadwick Boseman, his #StarLord fit him so well. ‘’You’re one bright burning light in the night sky of billions’’ 💜