Fans all across the globe are still in shock and finding it hard to digest the death of Chadwick Boseman. The actor fell prey to colon cancer but even during the low phase, he managed to give us some memorable films. One such is Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, which recently premiered on Netflix.
In our today’s piece, we’ll be talking about the lesser-known fact of American war drama. The film with a backdrop of the Vietnam war depicts the tale of a squad of Black US Army soldiers. There are five main characters including Boseman’s Norman who term themselves as ‘Bloods’.
Da 5 Bloods hits hard by showcasing the sufferings of black people and Spike Lee has tried to keep the subject as raw as possible. But what if we tell you that the film was never supposed to be about the black squad? Yes, you read that right. Initially, the film was about four ageing white vets heading back to Vietnam.
Da 5 Bloods was originally titled as ‘The Last Tour’. Lee and Kevin Willmott worked on the script written by Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo and finally, the film happened.
Isn’t that interesting?
Meanwhile, recently director Spike Lee shared an emotional tribute for Chadwick Boseman, and it was a scene from his film. What made the tribute so special is how important that scene was and how well it connected post the actor’s death. Boseman played the role of Stormin Norman in the film and those who’ve seen it know the importance of the scene.