“Black Panther” franchise plans on going in different directions
After the untimely and unexpected passing of the “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, after months of contemplation Marvel announces their final decision on moving forward with the franchise. Marvel has chosen not to recast the role of King T’Challa in “Black Panther” to honor Boseman’s memory.
Wakanda forever. Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa forever https://t.co/VruQbad4AW
— Vulture (@vulture) December 11, 2020
Marvel has also chosen to change the plot of the next “Black Panther” movie to showcase the home of the Marvel hero in Wakanda. In a recent press release, Disney explained “Black Panther 2” will feature characters from the first film.
Disney also disclosed they have committed Ryan Coogler as the writer and director of “Black Panther 2” after directing the first “Black Panther” movie. The producer of the “Black Panther” movies, Kevin Feige, explained he wanted to “acknowledge the devastating loss of a dear friend and member of the Marvel Studios family.” The new movie is planning to be released on July 8, 2022 if there are no further delays in production.