Today is Chadwick Boseman’s 44th birthday. The actor, who passed recently due to colon cancer, is the subject of a new tribute in Disney Plus’s version of Black Panther, the MCU movie for which he gave a stunning performance. If you go watch the opening credits, the Marvel Studios logo crawl — you know, the one with the comic book pages — is a little different. The images, concept art, and video clips contained within the logo are now all of Boseman’s MCU performances, ranging from Black Panther to Civil War to Infinity War and Endgame.
Disney has updated the Marvel Studios intro for 'Black Panther' on Disney Plus in remembrance of the late Chadwick Boseman. Happy birthday, King. pic.twitter.com/2A9sJXLONy
— Geeks of Color #BlackLivesMatter (@GeeksOfColor) November 29, 2020
You can see the tribute via a video from @GeeksOfColor on Twitter, and you can see it on Disney Plus by watching Black Panther starting at the 6:23 mark.
Fans were tipped off to the tribute via a Twitter message from Bob Iger, in which he describes the change as “a special tribute to someone that was and will always be near and ear to our hearts.”
Boseman was a fantastic actor and by all accounts a wonderful person, and he’s sorely missed. Now’s a good day to rewatch Black Panther, if you’ve a mind to. The second film, carrying on without Boseman, is currently in pre-production.