Throughout this week’s Disney Investor Day presentation, Kevin Feige confirmed that Marvel Studios is pushing forward with its plans for Black Panther II, however won’t be recasting the position of T’Challa following the tragic dying of actor Chadwick Boseman in August.
“I wished to acknowledge the devastating lack of a pricey good friend and member of the Marvel Studios household,” stated Feige, paying tribute to the star. “Chadwick Boseman was an immensely gifted actor and an inspirational particular person who affected all of our lives professionally and personally. His portrayal of T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends iteration of the character in every other medium from Marvel’s previous. It’s for that purpose that we are going to not recast the character.”
“Nonetheless, to honour the legacy that Chad helped us construct by way of his portrayal of the King of Wakanda, we wish to proceed to discover the world of Wakanda and the entire wealthy and various characters launched within the first movie,” Feige continued. “Author-director Ryan Coogler is tough at work on the sequel now, and we’ll convey the movie to you in theaters July 8, 2022.”
Whereas there’s no indication as but as to how precisely Marvel will deal with Boseman’s passing, it’s anticipated that Letitia Wright’s Shuri can be given a “extra substantial” position within the sequel, with followers speculating that she may inherit the mantle of the Black Panther from her on-screen brother.
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