'Black Panther 2' won't use CGI to include Chadwick Boseman 'and we're not recasting T'Challa,' Marvel Studios president confirms
Black PantherII" won't have a computer-generated version of Chadwick Boseman, according to MarvelStudios' president Kevin Feige.
- Boseman died in August 2020 after a private battle with colon cancer. He was 43.
- In December, Feige previously confirmed that Boseman's character will not be recast.
- The sequel is scheduled for a theatrical release on July 8, 2022.
"[Director] Ryan Coogler is working very hard right now on the script with all the respect and love and genius that he has, which gives us great solace," he added."There's also the task of honoring and respecting the ongoing learnings and teachings from Chad as well," Feige added.
It isn't the first time filmmakers have addressed using the power of technology to possibly replace Boseman in the franchise."Black Panther" executive producer Victoria Alonso said back in November that the sequel wouldn't use a digital double for the actor. "There's only one Chadwick, and he's not with us," Alonso told Argentine newspaper Clarín.
It is currently unknown how the sequel will address Boseman's death, if at all.
Feige previously confirmed that Marvel Studios would not recast Boseman's role during Disney's investor's day presentation last month."Chadwick Boseman was an immensely talented actor and an inspirational individual who affected all of our lives professionally and personally," he said in December.
"His portrayal of T'Challa [and] the Black Panther is iconic and transcends any iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel's past. And it is for that reason that we will not recast the character," Feige added.
The untitled "Black Panther" sequel is currently set for a July 8, 2022 release date.You can see all of Marvel's upcoming movies here.
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