Mark Ruffalo Shares Touching Video of Chadwick Boseman Celebrating His Birthday From Avengers Set

By Pierre Chanliau Updated:
Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther on left with purple background

In honor of Chadwick Boseman, the day before what would have been his 44th birthday, Executive Chairman Bob Iger announced that Black Panther on Disney+ would see a slight alteration. Marvel Studios has already honored Chadwick Boseman by releasing several videos focused on his time as T'Challa behind-the-scenes, along with a beautiful piece of artwork illustrated by Marvel Studios' Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinerding.

Several hours after Bob Iger's announcement, on November 29, fans noticed that the traditional Marvel Studios opening was replaced with one focused exclusively on Chadwick Boseman and his character , T'Challa. Something similar was done in honor of Stan Lee after his death, when the opening Marvel Studios logo for Captain Marvel .

Now, on the day of Chadwick Boseman's birthday, some of his co-stars have already begun making posts on social media honoring the man, even including videos from their time on set.


In remembrance of Chadwick Boseman on his birthday, co-star Mark Ruffalo has shared a touching video from the filming of Avengers: Infinity War in 2017 when they had all wished the actor a happy birthday on set.

Hugs and congratulations can be seen and heard as a Black Panther -themed cake was brought out, which can be seen briefly in the video.

When Chadwick Boseman died, his co-stars posted overwhelming support for him and his family, speaking about their time working with him and how Boseman impacted them. So, it is only expected that more would come on Chadwick Boseman's 44th birthday after his untimely death. It is so great to see everyone in the video joyfully celebrating his 41st birthday, even bringing out a cake while Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, and Danai Gurira gave Boseman hugs and pats on the back.

Birthday Cake
Mark Ruffalo's Twitter

Not only did Chadwick Boseman get a birthday cake, but the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War was released the same day too. Fans will be sure to see more tributes and words of love from other MCU co-stars before the day ends.

- About The Author: Pierre Chanliau
Pierre Chanliau began as a news & feature writer for The Direct at the site's launch in 2020. As a longtime reader of superhero comic books, Pierre's knowledge of Marvel and DC is extensive, informing his reporting and editorial pieces regarding the MCU and DCU.