New Marvel logo is a stunning tribute to Chadwick Boseman

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A screenshot of Marvel's new logo animation (Image credit: Marvel)

On what would have been the late actor's 44th birthday, Marvel has shared a brand new animated logo paying tribute to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman. The actor, best known for playing T’challa/Black Panther in several Marvel films, died earlier this year after a largely undisclosed battle with colon cancer.

Disney CEO Bob Iger teased the new logo in a tweet this weekend (below), telling fans that a "special tribute" would appear on Disney+ for those watching Black Panther. (If you're looking for logo inspiration, our logo design guide is a great place to start). 

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Appearing at the start of the film from 28 November, the new animated logo (below) is adorned with clips of Boseman’s appearances in various Marvel films, as well as some behind the scenes footage. The colour of the logo has also been transformed from Marvel's signature red to purple – the colour of Black Panther's suit. If you want to check out Marvel's new tribute for yourself, here's how to get 15% off Disney Plus.

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While the Marvel Studios logo usually features several of its most iconic superheroes including Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, the studio has been known to adapt it in the past. Before last year's Captain Marvel, the logo featured shots of Marvel Comics artist Stan Lee, who created many of its most famous characters and passed away in 2018.

Black Panther's new Marvel Studios logo is a powerful and classy tribute to Boseman, and has been going down a storm online. Many have taken to Twitter to share their emotional reaction upon spotting the new opening on Disney+.

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When the news of Boseman's death broke this summer, artists across the globe created some seriously inspiring artworks in his honour – check out these stunning examples.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.