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- The death of Chadwick Boseman delayed the production of Black panther 2.
- Marvel fans are pushing the hashtag #RecastTChalla.
- Boseman’s brother seems to agree with Marvel fans, saying his brother would like the role to be recast.
Chadwick Boseman’s character T’Challa has not been recast after his tragic death in 2020 from colon cancer. Marvel chose not to replace Boseman for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, a.k.a Black panther 2. Instead, they would have shifted the focus of the story to her sister Shuri (Letitia Wright).
But according to Boseman’s brother, Derrick, T’Challa should live in the Black Panther franchise. Especially given the drama surrounding Wright on the set of the sequel.
Chadwick Boseman’s death delayed production of “Black Panther 2”
Boseman died just weeks before his pre-production routine began for Black panther 2. He’s kept his four-year battle with cancer a secret from almost everyone, while Marvel had big plans for Boseman and the sequel.
Of course, that all changed with the sudden passing of the actor. Director and screenwriter Ryan Coogler has “reshaped” the script to honor Boseman, according to star Lupita Nyong’o.
âWe have a leader in Ryan, who feels very good like us, who also feels the loss in a very, very real way. ” Nyong’o told Yahoo. âAnd his idea, the way he remodeled the second movie, is so respectful of the loss that we’ve all experienced as a cast and as a world. So it is spiritually and emotionally correct to do this.
The implication is that Marvel will kill T’Challa in the sequel. But according to Boseman’s brother, Kevin Feige and the studio should rethink that strategy.
Marvel fans are pushing the hashtag #RecastTChalla
Amid the shock of Boseman’s death, many fans expressed their support for Marvel in removing the character from the MCU because he was intrinsically linked to the late actor. But more than a year after his death, the hashtag #RecastTChalla has become a popular trend. Especially amid the speculated drama with Letitia Wright.
Derrick Boseman made it clear that Chadwick never shared his wishes for the character of T’Challa before his death. However, he’s sure his brother would be okay with the character continuing to live in the MCU.
Chadwick Boseman’s brother says T’Challa’s role should be recast
Derrick Boseman recently stated TMZ that he thinks another actor should play the King of Wakanda in the future Black Panther movie theater. Even though the role made his brother famous and legendary, Derrick says Chadwick believed T’Challa was taller than himself.
The character’s power and influence shouldn’t be cast aside just because Chadwick is dead, Derrick noted. The reason is that a Black King in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a huge impact on African American youth. If they killed the character as a result of Chadwick’s death, Derrick says they’re robbing black children of a powerful superhero role model.
“Wakanda Forever” is on hiatus until January 2022
As for the drama surrounding Wright, RBC reports that the production for Black panther 2 is currently on hiatus until January 2022 due to his injuries on the set. Wright will be back to resume filming next year, despite rumors to the contrary.
Several reports claimed Wright had expressed “anti-vaccine” views on set, which she vehemently denied.
“The report spoke of my conduct on the set of Black panther 2. I honestly say that was completely wrong, âshe said.
Wright reportedly chose not to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but that’s not what stopped production.
“Black Panther 2” continues without Chadwick Boseman
Wright entered a London hospital in August after suffering a broken shoulder and concussion in an incident on set. The actors and the team of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was able to film without her for a few weeks. But, they put things on hold in November when they ran out of scenes to film that didn’t involve her.
In a note to the production team when the hiatus was announced, Marvel Studios bosses Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito and Nate Moore said Wright’s crash on set was “a reminder of the importance security at all times in our work “.
âAs you all know Letitia had a frightening accident on our set during a stunt in Augustâ¦â the bosses wrote. âWhat we initially thought were minor injuries turned out to be much more serious, Letitia suffering from a critical shoulder fracture and concussion with severe side effects. It was a painful process and Letitia returned home with her doctors and the support of her family. “
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is slated to hit theaters on November 11, 2022.
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