Marvel Won't Be Recasting Black Panther Role

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Dec 11, 2020 02:47 PM EST

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Marvel Won't Be Recasting Black Panther Role

Marvel Studios has announced that they will not be recasting the role of Black Panther, who was played by the late Chadwick Boseman. 

During the Disney Investor Day Event yesterday, Kevin Feige stated, "(Boseman's) portrayal of T'Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends any iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel's past, and it's for that reason, that we will not react the character." He added, "However, to honor the legacy that Chad helped us build, we want to continue to explore the world of Wakanda and all the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film."

Boseman died in August after battling colon cancer for four years.

Director Ryan Cooglar commented after the actor's death, saying, "Because he was a caretaker, a leader, and a man of faith, dignity, and pride, he shielded his collaborators from his suffering. He lived a beautiful life. And he made great art."

Boseman was only 43 at the time of his death.



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