On the day that would have been ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman’s 44th birthday, Marvel Studios found a way to pay him a special tribute and honour his memory.

Ditching their usual opening credits montage that featured movie clips of the ‘Avengers’, the makers of ‘Black Panther’ used clips of Chadwick as T’Challa from his four-film appearances and some of his most iconic dialogues.

Marvel Studios shared the video on their social media handles and wrote, “Long live the King. #WakandaForever.”

“The Marvel credit scene is 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,” The Hollywood Reporter quoted Disney chairman Bob Iger as saying.

The move comes after a similar effort to honour the late Stan Lee with a montage inserted into the opening credit reel for the Brie Larson-starrer ‘Captain Marvel’.

Chadwick Boseman passed away on August 28, after a secret battle with cancer.

His sudden passing gave way to speculations about the future of the ‘Black Panther’ franchise, considering that fans didn’t want his character replaced.

According to reports, Marvel movie bosses and writers have re-written the ‘Black Panther’ script to best honour his legacy. The team has also denied rumours that the team will use VFX to bring back the character on the big screen.


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By vinayak