Disney+ honors Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman on which would have been his 44th birthday (Sunday, Nov. 29th).
Walt Disney Executive Bob Iger announced via Twitter that Disney had updated the Marvel sequence opening credits to pay tribute to Boseman, who starred in the movie as King T’Challa.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) November 28, 2020
The updated credits start with the traditional Marvel comic-strip opening before transitioning into various scenes from the movies, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, which highlights Boseman’s beloved role as Black Panther.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) November 29, 2020
On August 28th, the award-winning actor lost his four-year-long private battle with colon cancer. A tragedy that was confirmed by the family’s rep on the actor’s official social media accounts.
At the time, the heartbreaking news shocked fans.
On Sunday, many of the actor’s fellow Marvel colleagues took to social media to honor Boseman on his birthday.
Bosman’s Black Panther costar Lupita Nyong’o shared a photo of the two on Instagram, captioning the picture “Deeply loved, sorely missed. #Chadwick Boseman.”
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Fellow Black Panther star Michael B Jordan also took to social media to honor the actor.
“Continue watching over us King. Happy Birthday. Miss you,” he writes.
Recently, the Hollywood Reporter confirmed that filming for Black Panther 2 will begin next summer. Although it is still unknown how the film will address Boseman’s passing and who will take over his lead role as Black Panther, the film is still set to release on May 6, 2022.