‘A tribute for a king’: ABC to air a special presentation in honor of Chadwick Boseman’s life and legacy

  • ABC on Sunday will broadcast Marvel Studio's blockbuster 2018 film "Black Panther" to honor the film's late star, Chadwick Boseman, who played the titular character.
  • Boseman died at the age of 43 on Friday after a private, four-year battle with colon cancer.
  • Following the film, which will be aired without commercials, ABC News will broadcast a special covering the life of the late actor and the reaction to his death, titled "Chadwick Boseman – A Tribute for a King."
  • "Black Panther" will air at 8 p.m. EDT and PDT, and at 7:00 CDT, and the ABC News special about the actor will air directly following it, at 10:20 p.m. EDT and PDT, and at 9:20 CDT.
  • The 2018 film became the first Marvel Studios film to win at the Academy Awards, taking the win in three categories: Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, and Best Original Score.
  • It was the first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
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