There will be only one T’Challa! Chadwick Boseman’s lead role in “Black Panther” will not be recast in the sequel, following the actor’s death. According to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige “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 they will not recast the character.”
“To honour the legacy that Chad helped us build, we want to continue to explore the world of Wakanda and all the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film,” Feige said.
But a planned sequel to the 2018 superhero movie will still go ahead using all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film. Director Ryan Coogler, who made the original, is already “hard at work” on the follow-up. Feige said. The sequel is due in theaters in July 2022. Let’s hope it meets the same success as the previous movie.
Boseman died in August of colon cancer at age 43 after a four year battle with the disease that he had kept private.
By: Dammy Eneli