According to Variety.com, AMC Theatres will pay tribute to beloved actor and Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, who died last week of colon cancer at 43, by screening 42, Boseman’s leading man debut as Major League Baseball barrier breaker and icon Jackie Robinson. (To read GBN’s review of 42, click here.)
Warner Bros. and Legendary, the studios behind the 2013 film, have teamed up with the theater chain to make “42” viewable in more than 300 locations. That’s nearly every AMC venue that’s open as coronavirus closures start to lift. Tickets for 42 will only be $5 and will go on sale by the end of Tuesday.
AMC polled fans on social media about which non-“Black Panther” role of Boseman’s was their favorite and Robinson topped other performances. Boseman’s other significant roles include playing Godfather of Soul James Brown in Get on Up and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in the Reginald Hudlin-directed Marshall.
Boseman also appeared in the 2020 Netflix release of Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods. Boseman’s final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, co-stars Viola Davis and will be released via Netflix.