Tonight ABC will air Black Panther commercial-free and hold a special tribute to Chadwick Boseman following the movie.
The Walt Disney Co and Marvel Studios chose to use tonight to show their respect to the actor that silently fought cancer for 4 years while continuing to work. Chadwick lost his battle with colon cancer on Friday at the age of 43.
The movie is set to air without interruption on ABC from 8 p.m.-10:20 p.m. The rest of the 10 p.m. hour of primetime will be filled by “Chadwick Boseman — A Tribute for a King,” produced by ABC News. ABC News said the special will “celebrate Boseman’s storied life, legacy and career, and the cultural imprint he made on- and off-screen. It will feature tributes that have poured in from celebrities, political figures and fans across the world, special words from those who starred alongside him and knew Boseman best, and shine a light on the medical condition he privately battled.”
Source:Walt Disney Co