What If…?’s most recent episode sees Chadwick Boseman reprise his role as T’Challa for one of his last performances. To mark the occasion, Marvel Studios has included a tribute message to the Black Panther actor.
The tribute, which arrives at the very end of the episode before the credits, reads: "Dedicated to our friend, our inspiration, and our hero Chadwick Boseman." You can also see it below in case you missed it during the episode.
Boseman, who passed away a year ago at the age of 43, has been confirmed to appear again in What If…?.
Speaking in the new issue of SFX Magazine, Marvel executive producer Brad Winderbaum said, "[Chadwick] came in, recorded, and had such a good time that we kept writing him [episodes], so he’s in four episodes as three different versions of T’Challa."
The confirmation of one version of T’Challa showing up again indicates that at least a handful of new faces from around the multiverse could return later in the season – potentially as the Guardians of the Multiverse.
Black Panther 2, titled Wakanda Forever, has started filming. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told Variety, "It's clearly very emotional without Chad [Chadwick Boseman]. But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We're going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud."