Now this is cool — a moving Chadwick Boseman mural, showing the late Marvel star giving the Wakanda salute to an adoring young fan wearing a “Black Panther” mask.
The powerful artwork by Nikkolas Smith was unveiled Thursday in Downtown Disney outside Disneyland in Anaheim … and it’s a fitting tribute to Chadwick’s legacy in a number of ways.
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NIkkolas calls the mural his “King Chad” tribute, and says … “It is a full circle moment for me: my final two projects as a Disney Imagineer last summer were working on the Children’s Hospital project and the Avengers Campus.
The child in the mural appears to be wearing a hospital gown. As you know, Chadwick spent a lot of time visiting young cancer patients, even as he silently battled colon cancer.
Nikkolas adds, “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.”
Since his death last month, Chadwick’s continued to inspire fans … especially kids who’ve been moved to create their own tributes to their hero, and this new mural captures that spirit.
Like Nikkolas says … “This one is special.”