Disney, Mark Ruffalo and more honour Chadwick Boseman on what would have been his 44th birthday

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  • Chadwick Boseman died in August after a four-year battle with cancer.
  • TheBlack Panther actor was honoured by his fellow Avengers cast mates on 29 November - the day he would've turned 44 years old.
  • Disney also payed tribute to the star, changing the opening to the movie on their streaming service and including an inspiring line from the actor in from the film.


Chadwick Boseman would've turned 44 on Sunday, 29 November.

The actor died in August after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

Known for his role as King T'Challa in the ground-breaking Marvel movie, Black Panther, he was loved by many the world over. His death saw an outpouring of support for his family from fans and his fellow Avengers castmates.

Now, Mark Ruffalo and more have taken to social media to honour Chadwick.

"Thinking of your passion, love, and your light today, @ChadwickBoseman. Happy Birthday. Wishing we could time travel back to this moment," the actor who played Hulk in the franchise wrote, sharing a never-before-seen throwback video of his costars surprising and singing "Happy Birthday" to Chadwick on the set of Avengers: Infinity War in 2017.

Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Disney also paid tribute to the actor.

On Disney+, the Marvel-branded opening to Black Panther was changed to include footage from Boseman's appearances in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, reports E! News.

His character's quote to the United Nations in Black Panther was also included and read: "In times of crisis, the wise build bridges while the foolish build barriers."

Marvel later also shared a clip of Chadwick's Black Panther opening on Instagram with the caption: "Long live the King. #WakandaForever."

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