Disney To Honour Chadwick Boseman And Will Not Recast ‘T’Challa’ In Black Panther 2

Disney has announced that the superhero and King character “T’Challa” that was played, by the late African-American actor Chadwick Boseman, will not be recast in respect to the late action movie star. Chadwick Boseman

The first superhero movie with a black actor as the lead character, Chadwick Boseman died on 22 August 2020 after secretly battling Colon cancer. He was married but had no children.

Chadwick who is best known for his characters on the 2018 Marvel franchise, “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” and 2019′s “Avengers” Endgame.”

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Chadwick Boseman arrives for the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s “Black Panther” held at the Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

The “Black Panther” broke records one of which was it being the first superhero movie nominated for the best picture at the Academy Awards. It grossed more than $1.3 billion worldwide. The franchise’s sequels will now go on without the T’Challa character.

“Black Panther 2, opening July 8, 2022, is being written & directed by Ryan Coogler,” Disney’s Marvel’s studios tweeted.“ Honoring Chadwick Boseman’s legacy & portrayal of T’Challa, @MarvelStudios will not recast the character, but will explore the world of Wakanda & the rich characters introduced in the first film.”

Chadwick BosemanSee the announcing tweet below;

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