The special episode Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King has made it’s way to Disney+. It was aired on 30th August in the remembrance of the Black Panther actor. The Black Panther actor died on 28th August from colon cancer.
About Chadwick Boseman-
He was an American actor known for his many famous portrayals. The most famous being of the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Chadwick Boseman has early success as a stage actor, writer, and director on Tv shows like Lincoln.
Movies Of Chadwick Boseman
Boseman appeared in Gary Fleder’s The Express in 2008. It was a sports biopic about Ernie Davis, who played during the civil rights era.
In 2012, Boseman played the lead role in the film The Kill Hole, directed by Mischa Webley.
The plot revolves around the life of Oregon who is a taxi driver as well as an Iraq War veteran. He is haunted by the memories of his past.
Around the same time, Boseman played the lead role in the Jackie Robinson biopic 42, which tells the story of the legendary baseball player. The baseball player broke all the racial barriers by becoming the first African American to play in the majors in the 20th century.
Black Panther – The Turning Point
Boseman joined the MCU in 2016, with his appearance in the superhero blockbuster Captain America: Civil War. He played the role of king of the African county of Wakanda, who becomes the powerful Black Panther.
Chadwick gained immense popularity for the role of Black Panther.
His fans and followers loved his remarkable performance as the King of Wakanda.
Sadly, Boseman passed away on 28th August 2020 from colon cancer.
His social media accounts had a statement which read – “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman”.
Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016. He battled with it for the last four years as it got progressed to stage IV.
His social media statement also stated him as a “true fighter”. It stated that he persevered through it all and brought us many remarkable films.
From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, all were filmed during and between enormous surgeries and chemotherapies. It was really the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. It is mentioned that he died in his home with his family and wife by his side.
Boseman had kept his severe illness a secret from the world. His sudden and most unexpected death only at the age of 43 came as a shock worldwide.
Tribute for the King
The special Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King has made its way to Disney+.
In case you missed this special, you can watch it on Disney+. The episode celebrates his life, legacy, career, and also the cultural impact he made on and off-screen. It was hosted by Robin Roberts and featured tributes poured in by celebrities, political figures, and his fans worldwide.
This special also included people who starred alongside him and knew him.
How to watch on Disney+?
To watch on Disney+, just head to the “Extras” section on Black Panther, which too is currently streaming on Disney+.
Why did it come as a shock?
His demise came as a shock as he was still young. None of his fans were aware of his ongoing illness.
It also puts a question mark as to what Black Panther’s future will be now.
You will be missed, King.