After the tragic passing of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, a tribute to the actor which originally aired on ABC has arrived on Disney Plus.
As fans still mourn the loss of Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman, the televised ABC tribute to the late actor has been added to Disney Plus for those who didn’t get to watch the piece which remembered the star. There’s been an outpouring of love for the late Marvel star after news of his death shocked fans across the world. Most recently his hometown announced it is commissioning a statue in honor of the Black Panther star, while Marvel’s head of visual development Ryan Meinerding revealed a stunning piece of art which remembers Boseman’s work as T’Challa.
The Chadwick Boseman tribute on Disney Plus looks at the actor’s life and the roles he’s taken on over the course of his career, while also looking at the cultural legacy left behind after Black Panther stunned audiences the world over. The 42 minute-long piece also features appearances from other actors and celebrities as they remember the star. It shouldn’t be surprising that a tribute piece has been put together so quickly, but at least fans can use the Disney Plus tribute to individually pay their respects to the star. Take a look at the description for the Disney Plus memorial piece to the star below.
“Celebrate and honor Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman’s life, legacy, and career, and the cultural imprint he made on and off-screen. Hosted by Robin Roberts, this special features tributes from celebrities, political figures, and fans across the world, special words from those who starred alongside him and knew Boseman best, and shines a light on the medical condition he privately battled.”
Chadwick Boseman began his acting career in television, landing his first role in 2003. Boseman’s big break came much later with his portrayal of baseball legend Jackie Robinson in the Brian Helgeland-directed biopic 42. He then gained further recognition for his work as James Brown in Tate Taylor’s Get on Up.
Following his roles as Jackie Robinson and James Brown, Chadwick Boseman was cast as T’Challa in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor made his debut as the iconic Marvel character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before reprising the role in the standalone film Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler. Boseman’s Black Panther was then seen in Avengers: Infinity War and its follow-up Endgame.
Chadwick Boseman was last seen in Spike Lee’s Netflix film Da 5 Bloods. Prior to that, Boseman starred in the Brian Kirk-directed action thriller 21 Bridges, which was produced by Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame helmers Joe and Anthony Russo. His final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, is expected to hit Netflix later this year.