Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Would BeCanceled Before Recasting Chadwick Boseman
Written by Site Hub on November 4, 2022
The highly anticipated sequel to Marvel’s Black Panther will be hitting theaters next Friday, and many are arguing whether they should’ve recasted the role of Black Panther after the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Well, when a person loses a loved one, you never quite get over it.
Wakanda Forever producer Nate Moore recently spoke out saying that recasting was a conversation that occurred, but that Marvel probably would have canceled the movie entirely before actually recasting Boseman’s role as T’Challa.
Moore stated: “[Chadwick’s] passing was sudden. It hit us really hard…So then it was the conversation of, ‘Okay, if we’re going to do it, how do we do it respectfully. How do we do it in a way where we as storytellers also can get behind it and spend the next two-plus years of our lives bringing something to life that we believe in? That doesn’t leave a bad taste in our mouths? And that’s why recasting was never really a consideration, to be honest. Let’s use this energy and tell a story that could honestly help us in the healing process, and potentially help audiences when they watch it kind of come to grips with what happened, and also see a path forward, and also see that it’s not just about the loss, it’s about transformation and renewal.”