Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has confirmed that Black Panther 2 won’t function CGI footage of Chadwick Boseman after the actor’s loss of life final 12 months.
In a brand new interview to advertise the extremely anticipated Disney+ collection WandaVision, Feige additionally reiterated his earlier claims that Boseman’s character T’challa won’t be recast.
“A lot of the comics and that first film is the world of Wakanda,” he instructed Deadline.
“Wakanda is a spot to additional discover with characters and completely different subcultures. This was at all times and initially the first focus of the subsequent story.
“We’re not going to have a CG Chadwick and we’re not recasting T’Challa.”
Feige went on to clarify how the movie will “honour and respect” Chadwick’s legacy, whereas additionally praising director Ryan Coogler for his “genius” work on the movie.
Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa in ‘Black Panther’. CREDIT: Alamy
He mentioned: “Ryan Coogler is working very arduous proper now on the script with all of the respect and love and genius that he has, which provides us nice solace, so it was at all times about furthering the mythology and the inspiration of Wakanda.
“There’s additionally the duty of honouring and respecting the continuing learnings and teachings from Chad as nicely.”
It comes after Feige mirrored on Boseman’s passing final month and defined why he will not be replaced with another actor.
“I wished to acknowledge the devastating lack of a pricey pal and member of the Marvel Studios household,” he mentioned.
“Chadwick Boseman was an immensely proficient actor and an inspirational particular person who affected all of our lives professionally and personally. His portrayal of T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends iteration of the character in another medium from Marvel’s previous. And it’s for that purpose that we’ll not recast the character.”
In November final 12 months, Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Asserting the actor as this 12 months’s Hero for the Ages, Downey Jr. mentioned, “There was one thing completely different and particular about Chadwick Boseman.”
Cheadle added: “Every time he stepped on the set, he impressed and influenced everybody there. And with each function, he created a brand new legion of followers. He had an unimaginable energy to unify individuals of their love for his work and their respect for him as an individual.”
Manufacturing on Black Panther 2 is ready to start later this 12 months.