Kevin Feige confirms Marvel will not recast Chadwick Boseman’s King T’Challa in ‘Black Panther’ sequel12/11/2020
- Chadwick Boseman will not be recast in "Black Panther 2."
- Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige made the confirmation during Disney's investor day presentation.
- Feige said "Black Panther 2" will be released July 8, 2022.
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Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige confirmed Chadwick Boseman's Marvel character, T'Challa, will not be recast in the upcoming "Black Panther 2" during Disney's investor day presentation Thursday.
"Chadwick Bosmean was an immensely talented actor and an inspirational individual who affected all of our lives professionally and personally," Feige said.
"His portrayal of T'Challa [and] the Black Panther is iconic and transcends any iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel's past. And it is for that reason that we will not recast the character," Feige added.
Boseman died in August at the age of 43 after a private battle with colon cancer.
The 2018 Marvel Studios' movie became a worldwide phenomenon, grossing more than $1.3 billion worldwide.
Feige said returning writer and director Ryan Coogler is "hard at work" on the sequel.
"To honor the legacy that Chad helped us build through his portrayal of the King of Wakanda, we will continue to explore the world of Wakanda and all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film," Feige said.
Though Boseman's T'Challa will not be recast, that doesn't mean we may not see another character in the role of the Black Panther superhero.
In the comics, T'Challa's sister, Shuri (Letitia Wright), takes on the mantle of the Black Panther.
"Black Panther 2" is set for release on July 8, 2022.
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