Chadwick Boseman received numerous tributes from his Marvel costars and his loving fans after his death in August due to colon cancer.
And now fearless fans of the Black Panther star have seen a tribute to him tucked away in the new video game for Spider-Man: Miles Morales for Playstations 4 and 5.
Redditor u / RollieDell seems to have been the first person to notice the touching Easter egg on Thursday in the form of a street named after the actor.
Remember the King: Chadwick Boseman, who died in August at. 43, was honored in the new video game Spider-Man: Miles Morales with an Easter Egg; pictured in 2013 in Hollywood
Players can explore New York City as Spider-Man in the game (though this time they play as Miles Morales, not Peter Parker).
Redditor noticed a stretch of 42nd Street between 1st and 3rd Avenue that had been renamed ‘Boseman Way’ in memory of the star who played Spider-Man’s longtime ally.
The choice of 42nd Street seems to be because one of Boseman’s first major roles was as Jackie Robinson in biopic 42, which was also Robinson’s number when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Eric Monacelli, production director for Marvel Games, tweeted approvingly after fans discovered the Boseman tribute.
‘YES!!! Here are Easter eggs I was sad no one had found! The classic and right on point (Marvels) NYC style tribute to the great @chadwickboseman that we worked with the @ @ insomniacgames team, ‘he wrote.
Touching: Players can explore New York City, and fearless fans realized that 42nd Street between 1st and 3rd Avenue had been renamed ‘Boseman Way’
Good eyes: Redditor u / RollieDell seems to have been the first person to notice Easter eggs on Thursday
Thumbs up: Eric Monacelli, director of production at Marvel Games, tweeted approvingly after fans discovered Boseman tribute
In 2014, Boseman told GQ that he had directed an Off-Broadway play at the time he auditioned for 42 years and that he had considered giving up acting and sticking to directing before winning the role.
‘I remember my first agent telling me – because they found me as an actor, but I was probably more interested in writing and maybe directing – they were like,’ Well, you can ‘t do both.’ “And I was like ‘I have to show you,'” he recalled.
Following this role, Boseman would play as James Brown in Get On Up (2014) and as future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in 2017.
But it was his role as T’Challa, or Black Panther, that became his crucial role.
He is descended from the character on screen in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, before portraying him in the Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel Endgame.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales also includes a special dedication to Boseman in his final credits, as some fans noted on social media.
The messages read: ” In the loving memory of a noble king, Chadwick Boseman. His honor, strength, and compassion will resonate for generations to come. Wakanda forever. ‘
Assembly: Tribute was on 42nd street because Boseman’s first major role was as Jackie Robinson in 42. The number was Robinson’s number while playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers
New Road: In 2014, Boseman told GQ that he planned to focus on directing after a series of plays until he won the role in 42; still from Black Panther
Moving: The game also includes a dedication to Boseman in the final credits
Other fans have discovered a tribute to Stan Lee in the Spider-Man game.
A statue in honor of the comic book legend is placed next to the dining room, which featured another tribute to Lee in the previous Spider-Man game.
Webslinger is currently portrayed in films by Tom Holland, who introduced his version of the character in Captain America: Civil War before starring in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home, as well as the last two Avengers films.
However, Miles Morales, Spider-Man, who appeared in the video game and in the current Marvel comics, starred in the hit animated film Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, and that character may become the new Spider-Man film once Holland puts on his costume.
The Boss: Other fans discovered a tribute to the late Stan Lee in the form of a statue next to a dining room
Webslinger: Tom Holland currently plays Spider-Man in his stand-alone movies and in the Avengers movies