Disney Plus paid tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman on his 44th birthday by unveiling a new “Marvel Studios” intro graphic on the Disney+ streaming version of Black Panther. The novel addition of the tribute which was released on November 29, on his birth date carried a new opening montage highlighting his appearance in the title role in the movie ‘Black Panther’.
Chadwick Boseman was indeed a real fighter! After a four-year battle with colon cancer he embraced death on August 28 at age 43. He kept his struggle a secret from all but a few and continued working during his treatment for the disease.He had never spoken publicly about his diagnosis, and his passing both shocked and devastated Hollywood and fans around the globe.
As far as the add on of montage was concerned Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger touted the change on Twitter:“a special tribute to someone that was and always will be near and dear to our hearts.”
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In place of the usual opening logo sequence showing characters from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this new intro displays photos of Boseman with screenplay snippets of T’Challa’s dialogue overlaid, including the famous “Wakanda forever.” These images lead to clips of Boseman in Black Panther, as well as behind-the-scenes video footage of him smiling and laughing. Over fanfare, these images pull out to reveal the Marvel Studios logo on a new purple backdrop (Black Panther had a very regal purple-carpet world premiere in lieu of a red one).This tribute is dedicated entirely and exclusively to Boseman with footage from not only Black Panther, but also his appearances in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.
Along with this Disney Plus also has created a documentary ‘Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King’ honoring the Black Panther star’s “life, legacy, career and the cultural imprint he made on and off-screen” available for fans to watch as well.
As far as the filming of the movie ‘Black Panther’ is concerned it is tentatively scheduled to begin shooting in July 2021 with returning stars Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett. The sequel, however, won’t reproduce Chadwick Boseman digitally.
Also, Black Panther 2 is scheduled to open in theaters on May 6, 2022.