The Chadwick Boseman Tribute in Spider-Man: Miles Morales You May Have Missed

A touching tribute to Chadwick Boseman can be found in Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
A touching tribute to Chadwick Boseman can be found in Spider-Man: Miles Morales. | Photos by Insomniac Games and Marvel Entertainment

There are a couple of tributes to the late Black Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman, in Spider-Man: Miles Morales. One is a clever reference to Boseman's career, hidden in plain sight, that you may have missed. Here's where to find the easter egg in-game.

The Chadwick Boseman Tribute in Spider-Man: Miles Morales You May Have Missed

The first tribute comes at the end of the credits, with a touching dedication to the king.

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Photo by u/NaiadoftheSea

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

There's another tribute to Boseman hidden within the game you may have missed even if you've visited the location.

User RollieDell on the Marvel Studios subreddit found the clever easter egg. Within the game proper, there's a reference to Boseman's breakout role as Jackie Robinson in the film 42. If you head to 42nd Street between 1st and 3rd Street, you'll see signs for Boseman Way.

Photo by u/RollieDell
Photo by u/RollieDell

The number 42 isn't just in reference to Boseman's role. It appears as a running motif with Miles Morales, both in the original comic book and in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. In an interview with Insider, Into the Spiderverse director Peter Ramsay clarified that "[f]orty-two was Jackie Robinson's jersey number for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was a barrier-smashing black superhero in baseball, and [Miles is a] color-smashing black superhero in Spider-Man comics."

Miles and T'challa, both iconic black superheroes, share the legacy of Jackie Robinson in some way. The easter egg is multifaceted even within the Spider-Man universe.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is out now for PS4 and PS5.