Disneyland unveiled a Chadwick Boseman mural in Downtown Disney.
From Nikkolas Smith the mural shows the late Marvel star giving the Wakanda salute to a young fan wearing a “Black Panther” mask.
“This one is special. My King Chad tribute is now on a wall on display at Downtown Disney,” he wrote. “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 is wearing a hospital gown, to honor Boseman who visited children with cancer at St. Jude's. The installation is titled “King Chad.”
“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,” Smith continued. “I’m so thankful to be able to honor Chadwick’s life and purpose in this way. I am grateful to the Disney family for being so supportive of my journey as an artist.”
While Disneyland’s main park remains closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Downtown Disney in California is currently open for visitors.
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