The late Chadwick Boseman recorded a number of voice performances for the forthcoming Marvel animated series What If...?, studio boss Kevin Feige has confirmed.
Boseman's King T'Challa, aka Black Panther, featured in the first trailer for the show, revealed among the vast dump of new movie and TV show information from Disney.
Speaking about Boseman's involvement in the show, Feige told Emmy magazine that the late star 'came in about four times and recorded numerous episodes'.
He went on to say that 'in hindsight, it's very moving'.
Chadwick died in August this year, following a prolonged battle with colon cancer, a fight that he had kept a secret from fans.
His final movie performance, in the drama Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, debuted on Netflix last weekend, and has received rave reviews.
Chadwick's performance, as jazz trumpeter Levee Green, is being tipped for the Best Actor Oscar.
Boseman won the gong for Best Actor at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association over the weekend, among the first awards events of the season.
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The new series will posit various alternate storylines within the Marvel universe, with Boseman's Black Panther appearing in a storyline which poses what would happen had Peter Quill been taken by T'Challa as a child, rather than by space hustler Yondu.
It will also feature performances from Josh Brolin as Thanos, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth's Thor, Karen Gillan's Nebula, Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster and Tom Hiddleston's Loki.
The series, narrated by Jeffrey Wright, is expected to air on Disney+ in mid-2021.
Watch: Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom