Insomniac Games pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman again in Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2 Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman is a name that should ring to Marvel fans. As the name of the actor who used to play the role of the Black Panther, Boseman was immortalized as the character years after he departed this world. And with the release of Spider-Man 2, fans are once again seeing the tributes given to the legendary figure.

In Spider-Man 2, there is a Wakandan Embassy situated in the Midtown District. If you’re a fan—or at least familiar—with the Black Panther franchise, the term “Wakanda” should make for a strong hint. The place itself is easily missed, if you’re a newcomer, as it is set in a bustling part of the region. But those who have played the previous two Spider-Man titles should probably be familiar with it.

Once you’re near the embassy, the key is simply to get closer to the entrance where a “triangle” button prompt will appear. Simply press the corresponding button on that right spot to see Spider-Man perform the “Wakandan” (Wakanda Forever) pose, which is both arms crossed on the chest. Separate the Marvel character if you may, but this is still largely Chadwick Boseman behind the costume that people see.

Yet, this is not the first time that the Black Panther actor has been given tribute in a Spider-Man game. Back in 2020, Spider-Man: Miles Morales also paid tribute to Boseman months after his death. This comes in the form of a note during the game’s credit, which says:

“In loving memory of a noble king, Chadwick Boseman. His honor, strength, and compassion will reverberate for generations to come. Wakanda forever.”

And if in case you are not aware, the game’s original 42nd Street was also renamed “Chadwick Way,” which tributes to the actor’s breakthrough role in the film “42”.