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Chadwick Boseman, who plays Black Panther (and whose character died in Avengers: Infinity War) isn’t currently part of the Avengers: Endgame press tour. But while he was at CinemaCon—a convention in which studios preview upcoming films to theater owners—to promote 21 Bridges last week, he was asked about Endgame by Access.
“It’s great, but I’m dead,” Boseman replied.
Which, as it turns out, is incredibly relatable—and maybe just the excuse you need to get out of work and school to watch Avengers: Endgame if you weren’t able to get your hands on Thursday night tickets.
When Chadwick Boseman said, “I’m dead.” I felt that. pic.twitter.com/WE6ybhw8bW— Kevin T. (@cinematicmemes) April 5, 2019
When people ask you for help but your work shift just ended.— Data_Dave (@Data_DaveLive) April 6, 2019
Me to the government when I die before paying off my student loans pic.twitter.com/BPmjrSe0TQ— jamilah (@jamilahYo) April 5, 2019
me: *arrives at the gates of heaven after my death*— m. h. murray (@yarrumhm) April 6, 2019
god: hi lets talk about all that bad stuff you did
When you snuck out the house to go to a party and your mom hits you with the “Bring yo ass home” text: pic.twitter.com/TX2XKuIWeg— Marisa Tomei Stan Account (@IfyNwadiwe) April 6, 2019
Sending someone a video or GIF of Boseman’s response to Endgame questions is like a catch-all. Need to get out of the plans you’ve made? Send a GIF. Avoiding responsibilities? Send a GIF. Want to sound particularly nihilistic online? Send a GIF.
Officially speaking, Black Panther is currently dead—although, due to both the nature of comic book films and the fact that writer-director Ryan Coogler is working on a Black Panther sequel, he’s almost certainly coming back at some point. But it’s not like Boseman can say anything about that right now considering how little the MCU’s actors can actually tell us about the film. So until Endgame is released, that’s all he can really say.
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Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.