New film’s heartwarming tribute to Chadwick Boseman
The new Netflix film The Harder They Fall has made a sweet tribute to the late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman.
The neo-Western film based on real-life historical figures is one of the few with an all-Black main cast, including several stars who worked alongside Boseman such as Idris Elba, Jonathan Majors, and Delroy Lindo.
Boseman is best known for playing T’challa, or Black Panther, in several movies and episodes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He also portrayed a series of Black historical figures, including American lawyer and civil rights activist Thurgood Marshall in Marshall.View this post on Instagram
After being diagnosed with colon cancer four years prior, Boseman passed away in August last year.
One of Netflix’s official Twitter accounts, Strong Black Lead, revealed the special tribute to the actor in The Harder They Fall.
“Our favourite trivia from The Harder They Fall might be the fact that the train is named after our forever king, Chadwick Aaron Boseman,” the caption read, accompanying a still of the train.
The train featured in the film is called “C.A. Boseman”, after Boseman’s full name.
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) November 3, 2021
Fans were quick to share their approval of the tribute and their feelings towards the late actor.
“Now I’m crying. Thank you,” one commenter wrote.
“What a befitting tribute to a king. Continue to rest in power and peace, Chadwick Boseman,” another said.
“A beautiful dedication to a fabulous actor,” a third commented.
After filming was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Harder They Fall was finally released in October this year.
Image: @chadwickboseman / Instagram