Sad but true. Marvel just confirmed that we won’t be seeing T’Challa on the big screen anytime soon.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige said that the character won’t be appearing in “Black Panther 2” as they refuse to replace actor Chadwick Boseman, who died of colon cancer in August last year.
He added they won’t be using CGI to bring life to Chadwick’s T’Challa either.
“We’re not going to have a CG Chadwick and we’re not recasting T’Challa,” Feige said in an exclusive interview with Deadline.
So what’s in store for the sequel of the hit 2018 film “Black Panther”?
Feige said Wakanda, the fictional country where the film is set, has “always and initially the primary focus of the next story.”
“So much of the comics and that first movie is the world of Wakanda. Wakanda is a place to further explore with characters and different subcultures,” he said.
He also said that writer Ryan Coogler is “working very hard” on the script so they could further “the mythology and the inspiration of Wakanda.”
“There’s also the task of honoring and respecting the ongoing learnings and teachings from Chad as well,” he added.
Chadwick was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in 2016, which eventually progressed to Stage 4 over four years. He was supposed to reprise his role as Black Panther in the sequel movie slated for 2022.
His final film, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” was released by Netflix last December.