Chadwick Boseman Honored in Disney Plus Tribute on What Would Have Been 44th Birthday

by Jacklyn Krol
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Chadwick Boseman is being honored by Disney on what would have been his 44th birthday.

The Disney+ Tribute to Chadwick Boseman

On November 29, Disney updated the introduction to Marvel films that starred Boseman as Black Panther.

“To all fans of #BlackPanther: watch the film on #DisneyPlus late tonight, for a special tribute to someone that was and will always be near and dear to our hearts,” former CEO Bob Iger tweeted.

Firstly, the video itself begins with the signature comic book pages. Secondly, it then morphs into images of Boseman and his iconic quotes. Finally, the Marvel Studios logo is projected with images of him before it turns to the film’s signature purple color.

Boseman appeared as the superhero in Black PantherCaptain America: Civil WarAvengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.

Watch the new intro, below.

Chadwick’s Passing

Boseman passed away in August from stage IV colon cancer at just 43-years-old. In 2016, he was diagnosed with stage III cancer. He battled it for four years as it progressed.

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” a statement from his family read. “From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.”

Furthermore, although he took on roles that were truly remarkable, Blank Panther held a special place in his heart. “It was the honor of his career to bring Kingi T’Challa to life in Black Panther,” it continued. “He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

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