There has been a fair amount of speculation over the upcoming sequel to Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. After the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman, fans have been concerned over how the studio would move forward, without it’s beloved titular star. Boseman was a truly special actor, so it is only right for fans and the studio itself to want him honoured in the correct way, especially with the Black Panther franchise moving forward without him. Soon after his death, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige revealed that there were no plans to recast Boseman’s character and that instead other characters would be explored in future sequels.
Thanks to an exclusive report from trusted scooper Lizzie Hill over at Cosmic Circus.com, it seems that Marvel Studios have come up with a way to honour Chadwick Boseman in the upcoming sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. This news also shows that there are plans to show fans more from the culturally important world of Wakanda in the future of the MCU.
It seems that T’Challa’s legacy will be honoured through his and Nakia’s son, thats right they have a son! Before you get too excited, this news also comes with the information that the young child will not be the one to take over the mantle of Black Panther in this movie, although he could of course do so in a future movie or series. Those who have been speculating that Letitia Wright’s Shuri will be the one to take on the title of Black Panther, as she does so in the comics are right, as this has also been confirmed by insiders working on the film. With a Wakanda Disney+ series also in the works, it seems that the young child of T’Challa could end up being the main character of one of those stories.
In the comics, T’Challa has a son with Ororo (Storm) called Azari, and it is unclear at this stage whether this will be his name in the MCU, or if Marvel Studios will choose a new name, having altered the storyline in regards to the child’s mother. It’s not uncommon for the films to change details of comics storylines to fit in with the wider universe. The actor set to play the young Wakandan prince hasn’t yet been cast, but depending on age it could be a similar situation to Cassie Lang in Antman, where the character was aged up and recast later down the line.
It’s great to hear some positive news about the Black Panther sequel, after production was shut down following Letitia Wrights injuries on set, and this news feels like its a perfect way to honour the character of T’Challa and Chadwick Boseman.
Thanks to Lizzie over at Cosmic Circus.com for sharing this exclusive and exciting scoop.
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