The Walt Disney Co. and Marvel Studios have announced that they will be paying tribute to Chadwick Boseman tonight with a special commercial-free airing of Black Panther on ABC. That will be followed by a special that dives into Boseman’s life and work.
Black Panther will air without interruption on ABC from 8pm.-10:20pm The rest of the 10pm hour will be filled by the special, which is titled Chadwick Boseman — A Tribute for a King.
As you know, Boseman passed away at the age of 43 after four years of privately battling colon cancer. The unexpected news of his passing hit the fans hard, and we know his family and friends are going through unspeakable pain of loss.
The special was produced by ABC News, who says that the special will “celebrate Boseman’s storied life, legacy and career, and the cultural imprint he made on- and off-screen. It will feature tributes that have poured in from celebrities, political figures and fans across the world, special words from those who starred alongside him and knew Boseman best, and shine a light on the medical condition he privately battled.”