The actor, who played as T’Challa/Black Panther died on Aug. 28 following a four-year battle with colon cancer. In addition to the superhero’s standalone film, Disney Plus redesigned the Marvel logo intro to “Black Panther” to honor Boseman on Nov. 29.
The new intro was shared by Geeks of Color on Twitter:
Walt Disney executive Bob Iger announced via Twitter that a special tribute to Boseman would be featured as part of Black Panther on Disney Plus. He wrote, “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.”
Walt Disney executive Bob Inger Twitter post:
Marvel’s opening titles for the MCU typically showcase a few of its biggest characters. Those all are Cap and Iron Man to Doctor Strange, the Hulk, and Black Widow. This new version, however, solely features footage of Boseman, both on and off-screen.
“First Marvel did their Marvel Studios intro in honour and remembrance of Stan Lee and now for Chadwick Boseman,” a fan wrote on Twitter, reacting to the new intro. “I believe that is true honour and respect for those who are no longer with us.”
Since the news of his tragic passing was shared by his family on his official social media account earlier this year, some Marvel fans have wondered what the future of the Black Panther series – which is already beloved by so many – will look like.