Kevin Feige discusses plans for Black Panther 2

Carla Harmon
January 13, 2021

He told Deadline: "So much of the comics and that first movie is the world of Wakanda". There is also the task of honoring and respecting Chad's learnings and teachings, "he said".

There was speculation amongst fans that his character T'challa would be recast or Chadwick would be re-created on-screen using CGI. With Disney Plus and the acquirement of rights to X-men and Fantastic Four and some more characters, Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige is bent on expanding the already huge universe filling up more characters one by one.

"Every experience with Chadwick, everyone now has to look back on with a different point of view now, knowing that he was sick", says Feige, who also marveled over Boseman's acclaimed performance in the new drama Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. While explaining his take, Feige has reassured fans that they are not going to CG or recast Chadwick Boseman for the movie's titular superhero. "There is only one Chadwick and he is not with us", he announced.

The actor passed away in August at the age of 43 following a secret battle with colon cancer, leaving many wondering what would happen to his character T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, in the Black Panther sequel, which writer/director Ryan Coogler has been developing since the success of their first standalone movie in 2018.

He added their plans for the sequel was, 'always about furthering the mythology and the inspiration of Wakanda'. On the other hand, the decision on focusing the country of Wakanda and its subcultures is another great decision by the studios.

Black Panther 2 was confirmed by Marvel shortly after the release of Avengers: Endgame, meaning the story will continue without Boseman.

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But Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed neither option will be happening.

"It's extremely challenging [to make Black Panther 2 without T'Challa], but it's the job ahead".

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