Tributes have been flooding in for the late star Chadwick Boseman, and now over 300 AMC theaters are doing something amazing in his honor.
His fans have been given the chance to see Chadwick in all his glory for the last time...
The tragic news came in over the weekend that Chadwick Boseman has passed away.
via: GettyThe heartbreaking news of Chadwick Boseman's death was unveiled by his family as they posted on his many social media channels on August 28th.
A statement was released confirming his passing.The statement read, "It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman." It also explained that the actor had been battling colon cancer for 4 years since his diagnosis in 2016.
Boseman was a true icon.Both on-screen and off-screen, his career was truly remarkable.
He starred in many films and TV shows...
But his career was only just starting to take off.
However, his most famous role?Of course, it was as the main role in Black Panther as T'Challa / Black Panther.
Boseman played Black Panther in 4 films...Including in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and was a huge inspiration and superhero for children and adults far and wide.
Black Pather completely revolutionized the film industry.
And even outside of the storyline, this movie broke barriers.
In the past, we struggled to see such overwhelming representation.The genre typically upholds traditional superhero visuals, as seen with Superman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, and Batman, just to name a select few...
But Black Panther saw a whole new story brought to life.
And one of the main reasons for this was the cast members...
But the star of the show was none other than Chadwick Boseman...The Guardian described him as a man who helped to "[open] up people's minds."
He was one of a kind...
via: GettyAnd fans loved his optimism and eagerness to change the standards of Hollywood.
But sadly, in more recent times, fans began talking about how Boseman looked unwell.
Thousands were worried for Boseman, but few knew the reality.
i really hope chadwick boseman is ok, i saw he looked really thin during all star weekend. very wonderful thing he… https://t.co/sDecT8egiQ— nigpolyta (@nigpolyta)1587065408.0
Fans thought the weight loss was just preparation for an upcoming role...
Unfortunately, that wasn’t at all the case and the reality was much grimmer.
via: GettyConfirming his passing on August 28th, a statement written by his family read: "A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and several more – all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther."
The statement concluded:
Fans are heartbroken, to say the least...
@TMZ A beautiful person who was blessed with a beautiful soul. RIP #ChadwickBoseman 😢🙏— Quincy Williams (@Quincy Williams)1598873481.0
A man who was taken too soon...
@chadwickboseman @LilacLilacRed My heart is broken over the death of this beautiful soul. RIP. Fly with the Angels. 😢❤️— mrs ☮️💙🌊 (@mrs ☮️💙🌊)1598872584.0
Hollywood has also been paying tribute to the great man.
The Avengers cast also paid a huge tribute to Boseman.
I’m absolutely devastated. This is beyond heartbreaking. Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply c… https://t.co/4dCDZwZprh— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1598671863.0
Mark Ruffalo had his say...
All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of… https://t.co/xmfv63cAgK— Mark Ruffalo (@Mark Ruffalo)1598669789.0
And with all the tributes pouring in for the actor, AMC theatres are contributing by giving fans the chance to see Chadwick in all his glory.
Following an overwhelming guest response to our poll, 42 is coming back to the big screen at #AMCTheatres honoring… https://t.co/5nVLStS3YH— AMC Theatres (@AMC Theatres)1598996882.0
Three hundred AMC theater locations are set to screen his film at a discounted price of $5.
@AMCTheatres Well done!! Fitting tribute!!— MeMe (@MeMe)1598999561.0
All the theaters that will be screening the film are those that have opened after COVID-19 closures.
The first #ChadwickBoseman film I saw was 42 & I was in love. He was so handsome & he was brilliant. What stood out… https://t.co/zN4RyFnX0y— Baby MJ 💅🏾 (@Baby MJ 💅🏾)1598685943.0
Chadwick played baseball legend, Jackie Robinson in the movie.
Making my way through the work of #ChadwickBoseman Watched 42 today fighting back tears. Tears for the achievements… https://t.co/2VsKJSSgx9— Kyle Lima (@Kyle Lima)1598974456.0
Harrison Ford, Andre Holland, Christopher Meloni, and Nicole Beharie were some of the other famous names Chadwick worked alongside.
Harrison Ford paid tribute to the late #ChadwickBoseman, whom he co-starred alongside in the celebrated 2013 film '… https://t.co/dYTi5DWVHo— The Hollywood Reporter (@The Hollywood Reporter)1598918886.0
AMC created a poll for fans to chose their favorite role Chadwick played.
Chadwick Boseman was an inspiration on and off the screen and will be missed. While we all loved him as T'Challa, w… https://t.co/LvZjRiILaV— AMC Theatres (@AMC Theatres)1598728124.0
The choices were...42, Get On Up (where he played James Brown) and Marshall (where he played Thurgood Marshall) - fans voted for 42.
Chadwick's 42 co-star, Harrison Ford, shared a touching tribute on Monday...
I’ve posted this b4 but this is 1 of my favorite scenes ever. Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson talking with Luca… https://t.co/jyrqej4YEl— MOVIEDEATHS (@MOVIEDEATHS)1598670603.0
The Jackie Robinson Foundation called Chadwick "a consummate professional" who "absorbed every story, every memory, and every photo and film excerpt he could consume to help translate the soul of an American hero."
Chadwick Boseman’s final on-screen performance will be in the upcoming Netflix film MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM. Based… https://t.co/lYYZzFiybo— Matt Neglia (@Matt Neglia)1598673515.0