Last weekend, Marvel Studios released the trailer for the upcoming sequel Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever. The original film starred the late Chadwick Boseman as King T’Challa. Boseman died in 2020 after a four-year silent battle with colon cancer.
Black Panther, released in 2018, is the first black superhero-led film in the Marvel franchise and one of the highest-grossing, grossing over $1 billion worldwide. Recurring cast members for the sequel, which will also be directed ryan coogler, contain Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright and Winston Duke. The cast members have also appeared in other films and series throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Fans were concerned about how the production would recast T’Challa or pay tribute to Boseman’s legacy.
One person tweeted: “A Black Panther movie without Black Panther. I agree with everyone else, a rewrite should have happened. T’challa has way too many stories to tell. (Don’t give me the ‘but in the last shot there was a panther for a second.)'”
One social media user pointed out that “T’Challa is as important as Steve Rogers, Tony Stark and Thor.”
“If you know the comics, you know that,” this person continued. “Terminating your arc early isn’t just a bad idea; It’s the largest attack on an A-list superhero in MCU history. #BlackPantherWakandaForever #RecastTChalla.”
Captain America is the age of Steve Rogers’ character. Along with Tony “Iron Man” Stark and Thor, the trio are among the founding members of the Avengers group.
Several fans agreed on T’Challa’s importance to the MCU, but many disagreed with boycotting Wakanda Forever. One person said: “#RecastTChalla but I will not boycott BPWOW. T’Challa is as important as any other major Marvel lead. His story is not finished yet. We can bring him back respectfully.”
A fourth person said: “I have to be carried out of the cinema. i’m not okay This is too much.”
In April 2021, in the wake of Boseman’s death, Black Panther fans started a petition for a rewrite of King T’Challa. Months later MCU producer and vice president of development Nate Moore revealed that T’Challa would not be recast in future Marvel films.
“We just couldn’t pull it off,” he said in November 2021. “When Chad died, we had a real conversation with Coogler about what we’re doing, and it was a quick conversation. It wasn’t weeks, it was minutes where we had to figure out how to continue this franchise without this character.”
Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever hits theaters on November 11th.
https://atlantablackstar.com/2022/07/28/its-the-biggest-attack-on-an-a-list-superhero-in-mcu-history-black-panther-fans-share-disappointment-over-wakanda-forever-trailer-call-to-recast-chadwick-bosemans-role-as-tchalla/ ‘Black Panther’ fans share their disappointment with ‘Wakanda Forever’ trailer and call for a recast of Chadwick Boseman’s role as T’Challa