Thursday, June 24

Disney Honors Chadwick Boseman on Birthday With New Black Panther Opening Credits – Hollywood Reporter

The beloved actor died Aug. 28 of cancer.

The Walt Disney Co. on Sunday honored Chadwick Boseman on what would have been the late actor’s 44th birthday.

On Disney+, new opening credits were added to Black Panther. The video was also shared by Marvel Studios on social media.

About 30 seconds long, the Marvel credit scene is a montage of Boseman’s beloved work as King T’Challa, aka Black Panther. The Marvel logo is done all in purple.  “Long live the King. #WakandaForever,” reads the Twitter message from Marvel Studios.

“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,” Disney chairman Bob Iger said Saturday.

Boseman died Aug. 28 of cancer. He had never spoken publicly about his diagnosis, and his passing both shocked and devastated Hollywood and fans around the globe.

Marvel is now readying Black Panther 2 for a shoot that will start in Atlanta in July and last for upwards of six months. Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta, who was one of the stars of Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico, is in talks to play one of the antagonists. Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett are expected to return for the new feature.

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