Marvel honors Chadwick Boseman with new Black Panther intro sequence on Disney+
The beloved actor, who died from colon cancer in August, would've celebrated his 44th birthday on Nov. 29.
On what would've been Chadwick Boseman's 44th birthday, Marvel is celebrating his life in a special way.
Boseman, who died from colon cancer in August, was honored on Sunday with a redesigned intro sequence in Disney+'s Black Panther. After the traditional comic book flash before the film plays, images of the actor flash on screen from the various films he portrayed T'Challa, King of Wakanda, including Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: End Game, and Captain America: Civil War.
Bob Iger, executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company, teased on Saturday night that fans should watch the film on Disney+ for a special surprise.
"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," he posted on Twitter.
Boseman died on August 28 at his home in Los Angeles from multiple organ failure, after a private, four-year battle with stage III colon cancer. A post from his family confirming his passing shed light on his life following his 2016 diagnosis.
"A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much," the statement posted to Twitter 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."
His decision to keep the news of his health struggles a secret, even from top collaborators Ryan Coogler and Spike Lee, was thanks, in part, to his mother, Carolyn. Boseman's agent, Michael Green, said, "[She] always taught him not to have people fuss over him."
Boseman's final project Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is set to debut on Netflix Dec. 18.