Marvel Studios has no intention of recasting Chadwick Boseman for the Black Panther sequel.
The world was shocked to its core by the sudden death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, and while the news was saddening, it left a lot of fans with questions about the future of the Marvel Studios franchise. Fans wondered if the studio would recast the actor or give his younger sister Shuri the mantle of Black Panther. Well, it looks like we finally have our answer. According to Kevin Feige, the studio will not recast Chadwick Boseman, but a replacement has not been offered at this time.
While it is currently unclear which version of Black Panther Coogler will use, there are a few choices at his disposal with the best being Shuri. What do you think of Marvel Studios not recasting Chadwick Boseman? Do you feel it was the right choice? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
As shared by his representative, Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with stage III color cancer in 2016 and fought the disease for four years as it progressed to stage IV. He passed away at his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by his wife and loved ones.
Chadwick Boseman began his acting career in television, landing his first role in 2003. Boseman’s big break came much later with his portrayal of baseball legend Jackie Robinson in the Brian Helgeland-directed biopic 42. He then gained further recognition for his work as James Brown in Tate Taylor’s Get on Up.
Following his roles in Jackie Robinson and James Brown, Chadwick Boseman was cast as T’Challa in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor made his debut as the iconic Marvel character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before reprising the role in the standalone film Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler. Boseman’s Black Panther was then seen in Avengers: Infinity War and its follow-up Endgame.
Chadwick Boseman was last seen in Spike Lee’s Netflix film Da 5 Bloods. Prior to that, Boseman starred in the Brian Kirk-directed action thriller 21 Bridges, which was produced by Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame helmers Joe and Anthony Russo. His final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, is expected to hit Netflix later this year.