Chadwick Boseman Will Not Appear Digitally In ‘Black Panther 2’, Marvel Exec Says ‘There’s Only One Chadwick & He’s Not With Us’
While details of the Black Panther sequel remain minimal after the tragic death of star Chadwick Boseman, one Marvel executive is speaking on speculation that he could appear via a CGI double.
Victoria Alonso shut down the idea and said in a recent interview, according to The Wrap:
“No. There’s only one Chadwick and he’s not with us. Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we return to history and what we do to honor this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really.”
It was previously reported that Chadwick Boseman tragically died in August after a private, four-year battle with colon cancer.
While he’s played iconic roles, one of his most-known as T’Challa in 2018’s Black Panther.
“Because Chadwick was not only a wonder of a human being every day for the five years that we spent together, but it also seems to me that as a character what he did elevated us as a company, and has left his moment in history. I know that sometimes two months go by or three months go by in production and you say, well, it was a long time. But it is not a long time. We have to think carefully about what we are going to do, and how, and think about how we are going to honor the franchise.”
Chadwick Boseman’s co-star Letitia Wright, who played his younger sister Shuri echoed similar sentiments in a recent interview.
“We’re just still mourning Chad, so it’s not something I even want to think about. The thought of doing it without him is kinda strange. We’re just grieving at the moment, so it’s trying to find the light in the midst of it.”
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