Is An Oscar Next For Boseman?

The Walt Disney Co. on Sunday honored Chadwick Boseman on what would have been the late actor’s 44th birthday, as online chatter increased as to whether the Academy will add its tribute next April by awarding the actor an Oscar for his much-buzzed about performance in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

On Disney+, new opening credits were added to Black Panther. The video was also shared by Marvel Studios on social media. About 30 seconds long, the Marvel credit scene is a montage of Boseman’s beloved work as King T’Challa, aka Black Panther. The Marvel logo is done all in purple.  “Long live the King. #WakandaForever,” reads the Twitter message from Marvel Studios.

“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,” Disney chairman Bob Iger said Saturday.
Boseman died Aug. 28 of cancer. He had never spoken publicly about his diagnosis, and his passing both shocked and devastated Hollywood and fans around the globe.

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