- Marvel fans have been championing the possibility of replacing Chadwick Boseman as their first black superhero, T’Challa
- Derrick Boseman, the late performer’s brother, advocated for the public’s request by sharing that it is what the inspirational actor would’ve wanted
- The surviving Boseman explained that Chadwick was aware of the fictional character’s impact on young lack audiences which is something he would prefer to live on
The late Chadwick Boseman left a void in many hearts when the news of his passing broke, especially among Black Panther fans. Although audiences are sore about Boseman's death, they feel Marvel should consider restoring the role with another actor - and his brother agrees.
Derrick Boseman believes that his deceased brother’s character as the king of Wakanda should be reprised for the sake of its positive influence. Chadwick’s sibling presented that his brother knew the Black Panther was beyond him alone.
Speaking on the superhero’s impact on black youth, Derrick expressed that killing the king off would rob them of someone to look up to. He spoke about the importance of seeing Chadwick’s legacy continue, saying:
“Chadwick thought T'Challa was bigger than just himself as one guy. Frankly, Chadwick knew the power of the character, and the positive influence it carries. There's so much power in seeing a black king - especially in a superhero capacity, like in the Marvel flick.”
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In his chat with TMZ, Derrick concluded that although Chadwick didn't communicate that someone else should take on T’Challa, his sentiments would’ve leaned that way. He added that he was certain Chadwick wouldn’t mind, especially since his nephew was so inspired by the hero.
Marvel stands firm, won't recast late Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Marvel had reiterated that they are not looking for a replacement for late Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman. The superstar passed away late last year at only the age of 43.
Many people have been wondering how Marvel would continue the story without the lead actor. It has been reported that the producers of the film aren't interested in entertaining the idea of replacing Chadwick Boseman.
Marvel Cinematic Universe has shared its reasons for not looking to recast the King of Wakanda. According to Salon, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will focus on T'Challa's sister, Shuri.
Marvel's VP of Development Nate Moore was a guest on the Ringer-Verse podcast recently. According to the publication, Moore added:
"You will not see T'Challa in the MCU 616 universe. We couldn't do it."