Chadwick Boseman was best known for his role in Black Panther as T’Challa. He sadly passed away in August after battling with colon cancer.
The star moved the world with his performance in Black Panther, showing us there are Black superheroes too. The film made £1.3 billion in the global box office, and won three oscars.
Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, announced that the role would not be recast at the Disney’s Investor Summit on Thursday. Feige said the role was too ‘iconic and transcends any iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel’s past’.
Black Panther 2 is due to be released July 2022, honouring the legacy of Chadwick Boseman. Feige said: “we want to continue to explore the world of Wakanda and all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film.”
Boseman also stars in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, a film about ‘the mother of the blues’ and her band. The film can be watched on Netflix from December 18th.
Everything comes out in the blues. On December 18, see @ViolaDavis, Chadwick Boseman, @ColmanDomingo, Michael Potts, @GlynnTurman, @DusanBrown and @TaylourPaige in #MaRaineyFilm, directed by George C. Wolfe. pic.twitter.com/4bFiBbwob2— MaRaineyFilm (@MaRaineyFilm) October 19, 2020