Despite Chadwick Boseman's devastating death earlier this year, the Black Panther franchise still appears to be alive. So far, neither Disney nor Marvel have commented on T & # 39; Challa's future, but we now know he won't return as a digital double. Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso spoke to Clarin about the possibility of Boseman returning posthumously saying, “No. There's only one Chadwick and he's not with us. Our King sadly died in real life, not just fiction, and we'll take a little time to see how we get back to history and what we do to honor this chapter of what happened to us, that so unexpected was painful, so terrible, really. "
Fans are now turning to Letitia Wright's Shuri, T & # 39; Challa's sister, as a likely replacement. Shuri appears in both Infinity War and Endgame and is the most logical choice to pick up the cloak. However, we are excited to see how the studio handles the transition from T & # 39; Challa to the new Black Panther. Will it be off-screen between films, or will Black Panther 2 be more of a hero's journey?
As for the rest of the cast, we will apparently see many more familiar faces: Winston Duke (M & # 39; Baku), Lupita Nyong & # 39; o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Daniel Kaluuya (W & # 39; Kabi ) and Angela Bassett (Ramonda) will likely return. Martin Freeman also claims he will return as CIA agent Everett Ross, stating, "As far as I know, I'll be in another Black Panther. That's my understanding. I don't know when that will happen."
Although the original release date of May 6, 2222 now seems unlikely, it could still apply if a replacement is selected soon. Who would you like to see as the new Black Panther?
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