Netflix film The Harder They Fall has sweet nod to Chadwick Boseman

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Photo credit: Steve Granitz - Getty Images

Netflix's latest movie, The Harder They Fall, is available to stream now and features a sweet nod to the late Chadwick Boseman. The movie is a Western film led by an all Black cast of leading actors, combining real-life historical figures with an original story.

It's reviewed pretty well, for its strong cast, punchy dialogue and stylish action. But what stands out for us is the very sweet way in which the Black Panther and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom actor, who sadly passed away from cancer just over a year ago, is remembered.

Early on in the film, Idris Elba's character Rufus Buck (based on one of the most famous real-life gang leaders of the post-Civil War Old West period) is being transported on a train.

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Photo credit: Netflix

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On the side of the train (at 27 minutes in), you can see the letters 'C A B', the actor's initials, with his full name being Chadwick Aaron Boseman.

You can also see 'C A BOSEMAN' on another train in this clip, so it looks like in the world of The Harder They Fall, Chadwick was in charge of all the railways.

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Photo credit: Netflix

The late actor recently made a posthumous appearance in Marvel's What If...?, which he recorded the voiceover for before his tragic death.

The showrunners of the animated series recently revealed that they had actually wanted to spin-off the Star Lord version of T'Challa into his own show.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

"I don't know if he knew this, but there was planning to have Star Lord T'Challa spin off into his own show with that universe and crew. We were all very excited," director Bryan Andrews said to Variety.

"We know he would have loved it, too. And then, you know, he passed, and so all that's in limbo. So, who knows? Maybe one day."

The Harder They Fall is streaming now on Netflix.

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