Ever since his tragic passing last year, fans have wondered Marvel will approach the lack of lead celebrity Chadwick Boseman at the upcoming sequel black Panther 2. While many are against bringing Boseman’s T’Challa with the usage of CGI, actress Angela Bassett, who plays with the former Wakandan queen and T’Challa’s mother in the first Black Panther, sounds slightly more open to the idea. While Bassett admits that she had not considered the idea before, she does believe that there could be an in-universe excuse for why T’Challa is presently a computer-generated creation.
Of course, this is not to say she necessarily wants this to happen, together with the celebrity later calling Chadwick Boseman”completely irreplaceable,” echoing a belief many have voiced while discussing his character in Black Panther being sporadically or reimagined with CGI.
While T’Challa’s story had only just begun, to deliver Boseman back with CGI would probably end up feeling pitiful and shallow. Whatever the case, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has already confirmed that they won’t try to recreate Boseman with technologies for Black Panther 2, nor will they recast. “We’re not likely to have a CG Chadwick and we are not recasting T’Challa,” Feige stated recently. “Ryan Coogler is working very hard right now about the script with all the respect and genius and love that he has, which gives us great solace, so it was always about furthering the mythology and the inspiration of Wakanda. There’s also the job of honoring and respecting the continuing learnings and teachings out of Chad as well.”
Chadwick Boseman tragically passed off on August 28 at the age of 43. The star of such films as Black Panther, 42, and Da 5 Bloods had been secretly battling colon cancer for the last four decades and died surrounded by his spouse and loved ones. Returning director Ryan Coogler had been planning for the sequel to show T’Challa growing as a king, showing that he was unaware of this actor’s battle, which he’d”spent the last year preparing, imagining and writing words to mention [in the sequel], we weren’t destined to watch”.
In the aftermath of Boseman’s passing, it has been theorized that Letitia Wright’s Shuri, T’Challa’s genius sister, will probably have a much more prominent part in the follow-up, perhaps even taking on the mantle of Black Panther much as she does in the comics. While official plot details remain scarce, Narcos: Mexico celebrity Tenoch Huerto is in discussions to play the movie’s most important antagonist. While the role now remains a puzzle, speculation has already begun to spread the actor will be depicting Namor the Submariner, together with the Atlantean king’s participation in Dark Panther 2 having been rumored for a while.
Principal photography on Black Panther two is scheduled to start in July 2021, with all the film due for release on July 8, 2022. Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett are all expected to return and reprise their roles, with director Ryan Coogler also due to return to helm the project. This comes to us courtesy of Entertainment Tonight.