Amid online calls for Marvel to “recast T’Challa,” Marvel Studios producer Nate Moore clarifies the decision not to replace Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Bosman, who died at the age of 43 in August 2020 of colon cancer, played the heir to the Wakandan throne in 2016. Captain America: Civil War, Judged as King T’Challa in director Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther Before reprising the role in 2018 Avengers: Infinity War and 2019 Avengers: Endgame. Moore makes it clear: There may be a new Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but there is no other Chadwick Boseman.
“I don’t know if anything about it was an easy decision. But it was a decision that, once made, believed us all, and led us a way forward,” Moore said. Black Panther Producer and Vice President of Marvel Studios Production and Development movie total Journal of the decision not to remake Boseman’s T’Challa.
Moore, who served as an executive producer on Civil war And the Black Panther, aware of the #RecastTChalla fan campaign urging Marvel Studios to continue the character without Boseman. (The actor does not appear in Wakanda foreverwhich occurs one year after T’Challa’s death.)
“I couldn’t imagine turning into the best young actor in the world who wasn’t Chadwick, and saying, ‘Okay, so you’re T’Challa. ‘I couldn’t, and can’t, imagine it. I really couldn’t,’ said Moore. ‘Other people would have a different answer to that question.’ And we are very aware of the reactions, and how people feel. And I think all of that, to be perfectly frank, is fair. Everyone will have a different opinion. I can only say, after I got into it, I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t get there.”
In December 2020, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige officially announced that the studio would not replace Boseman in black panther 2. T’Challa’s sister – genius inventor Princess Shuri (Letitia Wright) – is expected to inherit her late brother’s duties as the Black Panther, protector of the Wakanda nation.
“It was obviously a shock to all of us, as it was to the world. We found out when the world found out,” Figi said of Bosman’s own four-year battle with colon cancer. “And for a long time, the focus has been on just that — on addressing the loss of a colleague, a friend, and a creative partner that is important to us.”
Boseman developed the second part and “had talks” with Boseman, who was expected to return for the role. Marvel redeveloped Black Panther The sequel follows Boseman’s death and will pay tribute to both the actor and the character.
“For a long time, the focus was just on tackling the loss,” Feige said. “And then I quickly switched to continuing the legacy.” movie total. “It was important to everyone. And we thought it was important for the world that the positivity, the hope and the vision continued in Wakanda, and that this world, and that wonderful group of characters brought together in this first film, was able to move forward, continue to shine a positive light on the scientist “.
Feig added, “Ryan really started thinking about how to do that with everyone who would watch the movie knowing what happened in real life with Chadwick. And in fact, that became the starting point for Ryan’s new version of that movie.”
in Wakanda foreverQueen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shurey (Wright), Embaco (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from the interference of world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace the next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Facing a future without their king, the new Black Panther must face a new threat: Namur (Tenuc Huerta), a mutant-mongrel-king of the Tallucan Nation hidden under the sea.
Marvel Studios Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Opens in theaters November 11.