‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ Producer Debunks Black Panther Rumor

Chadwick Boseman won't appear in the series.

Falcon Winter Soldier Black Panther

One of the producers on The Falcon and The Winter Soldier has debunked the rumor that Chadwick Boseman will cameo in the series as Black Panther.

After creator and writer Malcolm Spellman revealed that a surprise Marvel hero will make an appearance in the fifth episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, fans went into overdrive theorizing about who it is that will show up during Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes’ mission. One of the most popular suggestions is that Chadwick Boseman might’ve shot footage for the series before his death and will show up as Black Panther. It’s mainly stemmed from the fact that Ayo and some of the Dora Milaje attacked John Walker and Blackstar in an attempt to capture Baron Zemo. But it seems like that isn’t the case.

Since Ryan Coogler is gearing up to start work on Black Panther 2 later this year, Nakia actress Lupita Nyong’o recently explained that she feels like Boseman would’ve wanted them to continue with the sequel. But Marvel producer Nate Moore recently told Vanity Fair’s Still Watching podcast that Black Panther won’t appear in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier simply because using Chadwick Boseman as a way of drawing fans in for another episode wouldn’t sit right with the studio. Take a look at Nate Moore discussing The Falcon and The Winter Soldier below.

“No. I can say. That is not going to happen. I would be honest if it was. Chad’s passing is a whole life thing, and I loved the guy as much as the character. I think we have to be very careful and thoughtful about when he appears, because he meant so much to a lot of people as much as he meant to us. But yeah, we wouldn’t use that as a ‘Come next week; maybe you’ll see Panther!’ We wouldn’t, and he’s not.”

Who do you think is going to show up in the next episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier? Are you disappointed that it won’t be Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther? Sound-off in the comments below.

Here is the official synopsis for the Marvel Studios series:

Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.”

Directed by Kari Skogland from scripts written by showrunner Malcolm Spellman and Derek Kolstad, the series stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter, Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker / U.S. Agent. Actors Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, Noah Mills, and Carl Lumbly have also been cast.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier premieres exclusively on Disney Plus every Friday. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Source: Vanity Fair

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

British dork who can be found online raving about how good Tron: Legacy is.