Marvel Studios Releases Chadwick Boseman Tribute Art for Black Panther Star

By Richard Nebens Updated:
Chadwick Boseman and Black Panther

Tributes have been pouring in from every corner of the globe after the tragic death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman last week. From talk show interviews to heartwarming personal eulogies, seemingly every major celebrity that worked with him has shared their best memories of working alongside him. This continues today with a new, beautiful piece of artwork shared by one of Marvel's top artists.


In a new post on Marvel's official website, Marvel Studios' Head of Visual Development Ryan Meinderding has shared a beautiful piece of artwork that pays tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman. The piece includes images of Boseman receiving an honorary doctorate from Howard University, a smiling close-up, masked and unmasked photos of him suited up as Black Panther, and a panther walking along the Ancestral Plane. The full image can be seen below:

Chadwick Boseman tribute
(Via Marvel Studios)


Ryan Meinderding has been one of Marvel’s top visual artists throughout the entire history of the MCU, and he pays such an amazing tribute here to the life of Chadwick Boseman. While Boseman was best known for portraying the King of Wakanda on screen, he has an incredible career all throughout the film industry and gained profound respect from his coworkers and peers.

Chadwick Boseman’s final appearance as Black Panther is reportedly going to be in next summer’s animated MCU Disney+ series What If...? We continue to send our deepest condolences and prayers to his family and friends, and he will he dearly missed by Marvel fans worldwide. 

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.