Kevin Feige: ‘It Was Much Too Soon to Recast’ Chadwick Boseman in ‘Black Panther 2’

Chadwick Boseman’s memory lives on in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”The sequel film, which is set to premiere November 11 in theaters, comes out more than two years after Boseman’s death in August 2020 of colon cancer.

Boseman portrayed the titular MCU superhero, King T’Challa.

While a fan petition with over 60,000 signatures called on Marvel to honor the late actor and character by recasting the role, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige addressed why “Wakanda Forever” opted to go without Black Panther altogether.“It just felt like it was much too soon to recast,” Feige told Empire magazine.

“Stan Lee always said that Marvel represents the world outside your window.

And we had talked about how, as extraordinary and fantastical as our characters and stories are, there’s a relatable and human element to everything we do.

The world is still processing the loss of Chad.

And [director] Ryan [Coogler] poured that into the story.

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