42 will be re-released in AMC Theaters to honor the star Chadwick Boseman, who died at age 43 after a private four-year battle with colon cancer.
In the film, Boseman stars as the baseball legend Jackie Robinson. The film will drop Thursday, September 3rd in 300 theaters. 42 was picked as it tied with his titular role in 2018’s Black Panther as the fan favorite. Tickets will be $5.
Meanwhile, Boseman’s final role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, an adaptation of August Wilson‘s hit 1982 film co-starring Viola Davis, Glynn Turman and Colman Domingo, will appear on Netflix.
On Instagram, Domingo wrote: “We created something beautiful together. His last film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. The film wrestles with God. We wrestled with August Wilson's text. We wrestled with music. We wrestled with faith. We shared such a loving brotherhood since the first time we did a reading together many moons ago at New York Stage and Film.”
Ma Rainey is part of Wilson’s 10-play exploration of Black identity, known as The Pittsburgh Cycle.
BLACK PANTHER 2?
Meanwhile, a sequel to the mega-hit Black Panther has been planned, and Disney will reportedly go forward with it. Now, the powers that be are reportedly struggling with whether to recast Boseman’s T’Challa role, or write him out.
Other franchises, including Star Wars and the Fast and Furious, have also dealt with the deaths of stars, Carrie Fisher and Paul Walker, respectively.