Fans know that Chadwick Boseman tragically passed away this past summer at the age of only 43 years old. The actor had been battling colon cancer in secret from the public, for years!
Still, there is no doubt that he left behind an amazing legacy, especially through his titular role in Black Panther.
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But since the said movie has a sequel in the works, people have been wondering what direction Marvel will take the story in.
Some think they might end up digitally recreating the actor and while that is definitely doable nowadays, that is not the case!
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Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso stressed via Argentinian news outlet Clarin that Chadwick is irreplaceable!
‘There is only one Chadwick and he is not with us. Our king’s died in real life, not only in fiction, and we are taking time to see how we continue the story and what we can do to honor this chapter of what’s happened to us that was unexpected, painful, terrible, really. Because Chadwick was not only a wonderful human being every day for the 5 years we spent together, but it also seems that what he did as the character elevated us as a company, and left his mark in history,’ Alonso shared in Spanish with the publication.
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She went on to add that ‘I know sometimes 2 months go by or 3 months go by in production and you say, it was a long time. But it’s not a long time, we have to think carefully about what we’re going to do, and how, and think about how we’re going to honor the franchise.’
Chadwick Boseman’s seemingly sudden death left fans and co-stars in shock and in emotional pain.
As for the upcoming movie in the series, Leticia Wright, who portrayed his on-screen sister, Shuri, admitted that shooting the sequel without Chadwick is going to be ‘strange.’