Chadwick Boseman’s role won’t be recast in ‘Black Panther’ sequel
Long live the King!!
Black Panther will have only one King T’Challa, Disney has revealed in their tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman by announcing that his role will not be recast in the sequel, as the company revealed more details of its upcoming Marvel superhero films and series.
Boseman, who played the role of T’Challa in the African themed Marvel film died in August after battling with cancer for four years. He never went public about it but decided to fight it privately.
The fact that Boseman battled cancer in private for four years but continued to put out great films and sending smiles to the world has made him a real life superhero for many around the world.
“His portrayal of T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends any iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel’s past — and it’s for that reason that we will not recast the character,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told Disney’s investor day.
Feige emphasized that the planned sequel which saw Boseman making history as the first superhero will still go ahead using “all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film.”
“To honour the legacy that Chad helped us build through his portrayal of the King of Wakanda, we want to continue to explore the world of Wakanda,” with returning director Ryan Coogler “hard at work on the sequel now,” added Feige.
The original “Black Panther”, film that which took the world by storm was set in a fictional African kingdom of Wakanda scored over $1 billion worldwide and was the first comic book film to be nominated for the best picture at the Oscar Awards.
The much talked about sequel is due in theatres in July 2022. Feige also announced that a new ‘Fantastic four’ movie is on the cards and will be directed by Jon Watts, who contributed in reinvigorating “Spider Man” films.