Network Plans Tribute to Actor

'Black Panther' and a news special about Chadwick Boseman to air Sunday night
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 30, 2020 10:10 AM CDT
Boseman Tribute, Film to Air Sunday
Actors Michael B. Jordan, Leitia Wright, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Daniel Kaluuya and Danai Gurira pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "Black Panther" in London.   (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

ABC will air Black Panther commercial-free Sunday night as a prime-time tribute to Chadwick Boseman. The film will be followed by an ABC News Special, "Chadwick Bosmeman: A Tribute for a King." Disney said the special "will celebrate Boseman's storied life, legacy and career," AP reports, and "shine a light on the medical condition he privately battled." The actor died Friday after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43.

Walt Disney Co., which owns ABC, released Black Panther as well as the other three Marvel movies Boseman appeared in. The film will be broadcast at 8pm EDT, with the special following at 10:20pm. Black Panther won three Oscars, was nominated for best picture, and grossed more than $1.3 billion worldwide.

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