Black Panther lead, Chadwick Boseman, lost his life to colon cancer after a courageous 4-year battle.
The world is grieving the loss of Boseman who was 43 when he passed on Friday. Disney honored the late actor with a special tribute on ABC featuring events and a showing of Black Panther. The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg also stepped forward with a statement on Twitter asking Disney for a new theme park land in honor of Boseman and his Black Panther legacy.
Her statement is as follows: “Dear People in charge of building NEW experiences Disney Land and World we don’t really need another Frozen land BUT what we could use is Wakonda. Please Disneyworld Disneyland PLEASE build in Chadwick Boseman’s name WAKONDA (Sic).”
Construction for the Marvel-themed land, Avengers Campus, is well underway at Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris. This land will feature characters and other elements from Black Panther. Goldberg is calling on Disney to create a land specifically for Wakanda, the country featured in the film Black Panther.
While Goldberg doesn’t note a specific project, construction for Arendelle: World of Frozen has started at Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland. Walt Disney World also hosts the Frozen Ever After attraction and A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration live show.
Many friends, celebrities, and fans have paid tribute to the legendary actor over the weekend. Goldberg also expressed her condolences and stated that Chadwick Boseman was one of her “all time favorite people on the planet” and that he was a “wonderful actor” and “truly nice man.” Our thoughts and condolences are with Chadwick Boseman’s loved ones.
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