We all know about the sudden death of legendary star actor, Chadwick Boseman, who died at the age of 42 after suffered from stomach cancer. After that, the Marvel Universe has decided to replace him with Letitia Wright as Shuri.
Who can replace Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther 2?
Chadwick Boseman, who successfully acted the character of Black Panther in the Marvel Universe, got seperated from us and his family on August 28, 2020. He has been suffering from colon cancer for a very long time, but decided to be secret about it.
Kevin Feige said Chadwick Boseman will not be replaced in ‘Black Panther 2.’
August 2020 marked the end of a life that will never be forgotten on planet Earth. The actor spent the remaining time he had left bringing others joy and happiness. It’s impossible to predict how Marvel will ensure his memory survives on-screen, but the studio behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe has already taken steps to pay respects to both the actor and the character he portrayed in several of its films.
In November 2020, Marvel celebrated Chadwick’s birthday with a redesigned Black Panther intro on Disney Plus that featured images of the actor as T’Challa in the MCU. In January 2021, Marvel Comics disclosed that one of its writers had named a helicarrier Boseman as a nod to the late actor.
In addition, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige wants to make sure Boseman’s legacy as T’Challa remains as it is.
However, Kevin Feige took the opportunity at Disney Investor Day in late 2020 to clarify that the role of T’Challa will not be recast. He said that Chadwick’s performance 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.”
There couldn’t be another perfect way to honor Chadwick’s performance and his contribution on the Marvel franchise — and on the real world — than to make him the last person to portray T’Challa in the MCU. But just because the late actor’s specific role won’t be replaced doesn’t mean Black Panther the character is done.
Here’s how ‘Black Panther 2’ can go on without T’Challa
The character of Black Panther is indeed a though one but then there’s going to be someone to fit into it eventually. In the MCU, Black Panther is an earned title not limited to a specific person. Anyone who completes the necessary steps to become Black Panther has that right.
Shuri fitting into the role is of high possibility. As T’Challa’s sister and a huge fan favorite, she seems like the character best suited (no pun intended) to carry on as Black Panther in honor of both her brother and Chadwick himself.
Will Letitia Wright replace Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther in 2nd Part?
Though it is not confirmed who will replace Chadwick but there are high possibilities that Shuri will replace Chadwick as Black Panther. Also, Letitia Wright has not released any official statement regarding her role or the following changes in the future.
This issue is quite sensitive because the whole of Hollywood is mourning for her loss, so we expect an official statement from Wright to come out as soon as possible.
Here’s why Shuri is the best replacement for Black Panther?
According to the comic book series, Shuri is the most logical choice for the upcoming sequel, as Shuri takes over as Black Panther. Based on the novel by Reggie Hedlund, Shuri is directed towards Limbo to save Tretala, where she realizes that Tchala is not. As she travels to the USA, to begin reporting her tragic dismissal, her journey to becoming the next Black Panther begins.