ABC will reveal the 2018 movie Black Panther without commercials on Sunday night, followed by an ABC News unique “Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King.” The Walt Disney Co., which owns ABC, said in a statement that the special will “commemorate Boseman’s storied life, tradition and career,” and will “shine a light on the medical condition he independently battled.”
Boseman passed away of colon cancer Friday at age 43, and according to a declaration from his household, was first diagnosed with the illness in 2016.
Tonight, ABC will commemorate the tradition of Chadwick Boseman with a special presentation of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther followed by the ABC News Special: Chadwick Boseman – A Tribute for a King. All of it begins tonight at 8/7c on ABC. pic.twitter.com/LjtN9bTwzx
— Disney (@Disney) August 30, 2020
Boseman starred as King T’Challa in Black Panther, which won 3 Academy Awards and grossed more than $1 billion at the international ticket office. He played T’Challa in three other Marvel films, and was set to reprise the role in a Black Panther follow up. Boseman also played baseball legend Jackie Robinson in 42, iconic vocalist James Brown in Get on Up and starred in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods.
Black Panther will start on ABC at 8PM ET, followed by the news unique at 10: 20 PM ET.