After Chadwick Boseman’s demise, the future of ‘Black Panther 2’ seems uncertain. Will there be a sequel, will Marvel Studios recast T’Challa?
Chadwick Boseman played the most loved role as Black Panther, the king of Wakanda, in the MCU. In 2016, he first appeared as prince T’Challa in ‘Captain America: Civil War’. And despite having a short screen-time, he managed to win the hearts of millions of MCU fans. Before joining the MCU, he had received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Floyd Little (‘The Express: The Ernie Davis Story’), James Brown (‘Get On Up’), Jackie Robinson (’42’), and Thurgood Marshall (‘Marshall’) on the big screen. In 2018, he starred as the titular character in Ryan Coogler’s ‘Black Panther’, which made him a popular global sensation.
- Chadwick Boseman’s death impacts ‘Black Panther 2’
- Marvel re-casting the Black Panther?
- What will ‘Black Panther 2’ focus on?
In 2020, Chadwick Boseman’s net worth was $12 million. Just when his career had started to take a leap, a wave of heartbreaking departure hit him. 28th August 2020 was the day when Chadwick Boseman, the regal Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, lost his final battle with colon cancer.
The Black Panther’s death date will always be a devastating reminder for his fans and friends. Post this, fans have urged Marvel Studios not to recast the role, setting up a dilemma for the studio planning a sequel.
What is the future for ‘Black Panther 2’? Will there be a sequel? Read on to know more!
Chadwick Boseman’s death impacts ‘Black Panther 2’.
‘Black Panther’ is one of the most successful MCU films, which has garnered over $1.3 billion at the box office. It is the highest-grossing movie ever made by a Black filmmaker.
According to a few sources, ‘Black Panther 2’ was going to be a pivotal movie for the future of MCU. But without Chadwick Boseman returning as T’Challa, how will it be possible to continue the monumental story in ‘Black Panther 2’? Does that mean all the plans of the sequel are permanently derailed?
The sequel was set to introduce Namor the Submariner; the fight with Doctor Victor Von Doom; explore the mythos of Wakanda, and its benevolent ruler. But with the star gone, what options can Marvel explore?
Despite the fear of backlash from fans, is the studio planning to recast the character? Or will the sequel focus on another story? Let’s find out!
Is Marvel re-casting the Black Panther?
MCU is not new to re-casting. Edward Norton was replaced by Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Terrence Howard was replaced by Don Cheadle as Colonel Rhodes/War Machine. But it’s different with Boseman. The majestic Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, has left a trailblazing legacy that MCU doesn’t want to tamper with.
In an interview with “Deadline”, Kevin Feige – Marvel Studios President, revealed that the team won’t recast the role of T’Challa. They will proceed without their lead star and focus on the story of Wakanda. But what will it be like without the heart of the movie?
What will ‘Black Panther 2’ focus on?
According to the comics, Shuri is the successor of T’Challa and becomes the next Black Panther. After Feige has confirmed that the role of Chadwick Boseman will not be re-cast for ‘Black Panther 2’, the fans have taken to believe that the mantle would be passed to T’Challa’s younger sister Shuri.
Details regarding the storyline of the sequel are still under wraps. Until then, you can watch part 1 of the movie. Here is a glimpse of the Black Panther death scene from the movie:
The scene was already emotional, and now, after Chadwick’s loss, the emotional factor of the scene has multiplied, and we couldn’t help but let the tears roll out. As millions of fans are reeling across the globe, we’d love to conclude this article with King T’Challa’s wise words, “In my culture, death is not the end!”
What do you think the sequel would be like? Will it be as successful as the first movie? What are your thoughts on ‘Black Panther 2’ without Chadwick Boseman? Let us know in the comments.