Marvel boss Kevin Feige has revealed why the makers determined to not recast T’Challa aka Black Panther in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. In a current interview, Feige stated it was ‘much too soon’ to recast Chadwick Boseman‘s function because the world was nonetheless mourning his loss.
“It just felt like it was much too soon to recast. Stan Lee always said that Marvel represents the world outside your window. And we had talked about how, as extraordinary and fantastical as our characters and stories are, there’s a relatable and human element to everything we do. The world is still processing the loss of Chad. And Ryan poured that into the story,” Feige advised Empire.
Black Panther filmmaker Ryan Coogler wished to honour Chadwick Boseman’s legacy while taking the franchise ahead in an genuine vogue, acknowledged Kevin Feige.
“The conversations were entirely about, yes, ‘What do we do next? And how could the legacy of Chadwick — and what he had done to help Wakanda and the Black Panther become these incredible, aspirational, iconic ideas — continue?’ That’s what it was all about,” Feige stated.
Chadwick Boseman handed away on August 28, 2020 after a silent battle with most cancers. His final movie was the acclaimed Netflix characteristic Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Helmed by Ryan Coogler of Creed and Black Panther fame, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Tenoch Huerta and Dominique Thorne.
The movie will launch on November 11 within the US.