The late Chadwick Boseman will be honoured as Hero for the Ages at the MTV Movie and TV Awards : Greatest of All Time retrospective special, reported Deadline.

Don Cheadle and Robert Downey Jr will be presenting the posthumous award, which is meant to celebrate a star whose heroism on-screen was only surpassed by the true hero he was off-screen.

Hosted by Vanessa Hudgens, the 90-minute special will honor biggest and best moments in film and TV from the 1980s until now.

Boseman, who died of cancer in August, landed his first major role in Persons Unknown. His breakout performance, however, came much later in 2013 for his portrayal of baseball player Jackie Robinson in Warner Bros' 42.

He then starred as singer James Brown in Get On Up and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in Marshall.

Following this, Boseman made history as the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first Black superhero to headline a feature with Black Panther, The film received 7 Academy Award nominations, including Marvel's first ever Best Picture nod. 

The SAG Award-winning actor also appeared as King T'Challa in Avengers : Infinity War and Avengers Endgame. He was most recently seen in Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods for Netflix. And in his final  performance, Boseman starred opposite Viola Davis in George C Wolfe's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winner August Wilson's Play. The film will be available on Netflix..

 The World Students Society thanks News Desk / The Express Tribune.


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