Disneyland Unveils 'Black Panther' Tribute Mural to Chadwick Boseman

Disneyland unveiled their Nikkolas Smith-designed mural in the Downtown Disney shopping district dedicated to the late Chadwick Boseman.

Chadwick Boseman at the World Premiere of Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER.

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Chadwick Boseman at the World Premiere of Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER.

Disneyland unveiled their mural to the late Chadwick Boseman Thursday. Located in the Downtown Disney shopping district, the installation, which is titled "King Chad," shows Boseman giving the Wakanda salute to child wearing the Black Panther mask and a hospital gown.

The mural is meant to call to mind the time Boseman visited children with cancer at the St. Jude campus in Tennessee two years ago, even as he was privately dealing with colon cancer.

It’s not every day that St. Jude gets a visit from an Avenger! Thank you @ChadwickBoseman for stopping by to bring joy to our patients and learn more about our lifesaving mission! ❤ 🎉 pic.twitter.com/7RwPO7qgPD

— St. Jude (@StJude) September 12, 2018

That same year, Boseman got emotional while discussing the personal and professional impact that two kids named Ian and Taylor, who were dealing with terminal cancer, had on him during an interview with SiriusXM.

This 2018 clip of Chadwick Boseman getting emotional about the impact Black Panther had on two little kids with terminal cancer is especially heartbreaking, knowing now that he was fighting the same fight. RIP. pic.twitter.com/5giV543c8L

— Chicks in the Office (@ChicksInTheOff) August 29, 2020

Check out the Disneyland artwork from Nikkolas Smith below. 

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