Marvel Studios adapted the intriguing character Black Panther into the live-action with their 2016 flick, Captain America: Civil War. In the first half of 2018, the protector of the fictional African nation, Wakanda, received his solo film, where American actor Chadwick Boseman reprised the titular role. The movie received much love from critics and fans for its impactful premise.
Chadwick’s portrayal of the Wakandan superhero was flawless, and everyone expected to see more of him in the MCU. Boseman’s other projects also garnered praise from everyone as his future seemed bright. However, on August 28, 2020, the gifted actor passed away amid his struggle with colon cancer leaving his family members, friends, and fans all over the globe heartbroken.
The recent launch of the official teaser of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has again put fans’ focus on Chadwick Boseman’s character T’Challa. The following section will try to answer the most asked question i.e. how will Marvel handle T’Challa after Boseman’s unfortunate demise.
Disney Confirms King T’Challa’s Death In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
After Boseman passed away in 2020, it was promised by representatives of Marvel Studios that they would not recast T’Challa, out of respect, in the Black Panther sequel. Thus, almost every fan speculated that they might see the Wakandan superhero retiring after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
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A few days back, Disney’s press release regarding Black Panther: Wakanda Forever confirmed the expected, as it mentioned T’Challa’s demise in MCU. After the launch at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, the official synopsis of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever reads as follows:
“In Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livanalli. ”
Even some frames from the teaser of Black Panther 2 seemed to have been paying tribute to the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman in the form of T’Challa’s murals. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be MCU Phase 4’s last movie and will hit the theatres on November 11, 2022.
The sequel of Black Panther will also see a new character, most likely Shuri, who will take up the mantle of the titular superhero as Namor is making his MCU debut as a rival to the Wakandan protector.
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