Chadwick Boseman, the actor best known for playing Black Panther, unexpectedly passed away over the weekend after a four-year battle with cancer. During a recent Marvel’s Avengers War Table livestream, Crystal Dynamics revised the broadcast to commemorate the late actor.
“Like many of you, we were shocked and saddened by Chadwick Boseman’s passing,” the stream reads, embedded below. “As members of the global Marvel family, our thoughts are with his loved ones in this difficult time. Please join us for a moment of silence in memoriam.”
The stream then shows a still of Boseman, as well as his birth and death year. Immediately after, Crystal Dynamics confirmed that the War Table livestream had been revised to respect the fallen hero.
“Marvel’s Avengers fans, out of respect for a fallen true hero, we have altered what we are showing today. We know you understand and are with us in commemorating him.”
It’s unclear what the latest Marvel’s Avengers livestream was said to feature, but rumors suggested the reveal of Black Panther, a Wakanda raid, or both. Dataminers also uncovered a swath of extra Marvel’s Avengers characters, which includes Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, and 12 others.
Since his sudden passing, people have been paying tribute to Boseman all over the world. Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and fellow co-star Michael B. Jordan both spoke about Boseman’s charisma, and Fortnite players are gathering at the Black Panther statue to pay their respects.
In other Marvel’s Avengers news, Crystal Dynamics announced that Hawkeye is coming to the game–but Clint Barton isn’t first. Kate Bishop’s Hawkeye comes before Clint and she joins Marvel’s Avengers as a Substation Zero event, one of the pieces of expanded content available through the Avengers Initiative menu. Spidey is also coming, but he’s exclusive to PlayStation. You can check out our Marvel’s Avengers pre-order guide to learn more about the bonuses and editions available before it launches on PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and Xbox One on September 4.
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