- 11 Jan 21
Boseman played the iconic character in 'Avengers: Infinity War', 'Avengers: Endgame', 'Captain America: Civil War', and 'Spiderman: Homecoming' as well as the 'Black Panther' film.
The president of Marvel studios, Kevin Feige, has said that Black Panther 2 will not feature CGI footage of Chadwick Boseman. The actor died of cancer last year, before filming on the franchise had completed.
In a new interview to promote the Disney+ series WandaVision, Feige restated that the role of T'Challa would also not be recast.
“So much of the comics and that first movie is the world of Wakanda,” he said, speaking to Deadline.“Wakanda is a place to further explore with characters and different subcultures. This was always and initially the primary focus of the next story.
“We’re not going to have a CG Chadwick and we’re not recasting T’Challa.” Rather, the film will "honor and respect" Boseman's legacy, he noted.
He also said 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, so it was always about furthering the mythology and the inspiration of Wakanda.
“There’s also the task of honouring and respecting the ongoing learnings and teachings from Chad as well," he continued.
This follows his previous explanation of why recasting Boseman would not be an option for the studio: “Chadwick Boseman was an immensely talented actor and an inspirational individual who affected all of our lives professionally and personally," he said. "His portrayal of T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel’s past. And it’s for that reason that we will not recast the character.”