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New Netflix movie The Harder They Fall includes an easy-to-miss tribute to Chadwick Boseman

The Harder They Fall
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The Harder They Fall pays respect to the late actor Chadwick Boseman, immortalizing him with an Easter egg in the new Netflix western.

The moment comes within the first half an hour of the movie as ‘Treacherous’ Trudy Smith (Regina King) and Cherokee Bill (LaKeith Stanfield) gear up to ransack a train carrying convict – and former leader – Rufus Buck (Idris Elba).

As the pair make their way to the back of the carriages, you can see the name of the train etched on its side: the C.A. Boseman. That’s a deliberate nod to the Black Panther actor’s full name, Chadwick Aaron Boseman.

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Marvel also recently paid tribute to Boseman, with one of his last performances in an episode Disney Plus series What If…? ending with a message that reads, "Dedicated to our friend, our inspiration, and our hero, Chadwick Boseman."

Boseman, who passed away last August at the age of 43, left an indelible mark on the industry, bringing T’Challa to life in the MCU as well as baseball player Jackie Robinson in 42 and soul singer James Brown in Get On Up. His final movie, Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, earned him a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

If you’ve yet to see The Harder They Fall, be sure to read our interview with lead Jonathan Majors. All finished? Listen to what Majors has to say as we break down The Harder They Fall ending.

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Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.