The entertainment world and beyond were shaken when Marvel legend Chadwick Boseman passed away last month.
The Black Panther actor left quite a mark on fans around the world with his inspiring strength and undeniable talent. Creators around the world have worked to pay tribute to Boseman, whether with Disney+’s Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King — or, with the just-unveiled “King Chad” mural in Downtown Disney.
Today, the new mural was unveiled in Downtown Disney with concept artist and former Imagineer Nikkolas Smith standing by for the reveal. Smith created the piece in the hopes of honoring the life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman. The mural depicts Boseman and a youth cancer patient sharing a moment.
@waltdisneyimagineering and @nikkolas_smith both shared images of the reveal on Instagram. Smith, who worked on a Children’s Hospital project with Boseman, noted, “To millions of kids, T’Challa was a legend larger than life, and there was no one more worthy to fill those shoes than Chadwick Boseman.”
The inscription on the mural reads, “As a former Disney Imagineer, I had the honor of working on a major children’s hospital initiative and Avengers Campus as my final two assignments. Seeing Chadwick’s heart for people in-person, and later discovering his courageous battle with cancer, I was inspired to create this tribute to honor his life and legacy. To us, he was and will always be T’Challa. Long Live The King.”
The mural is currently up in Downtown Disney. Keep an eye out for it next time you’re there, and remember, “Wakanda forever.”
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