The legacy of the character Black Panther will progress forward – however not with another person in the iconic role.
Wonder Studios said Thursday that it won’t reevaluate the character played by the late Chadwick Boseman.
“(Boseman’s) portrayal of T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends any iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel’s past, and it’s for that reason, that we will not react the character,” Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said during his introduction at Disney Investor Day.
“However, to honor the legacy that Chad helped us build, we want to continue to explore the world of Wakanda and all the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film.”
The spin-off is planned to be delivered on July 8, 2022, and will be composed and coordinated by Ryan Coogler.
Boseman passed on in August at age 43, in the wake of facing a private conflict with colon malignancy.
“Black Panther” made more than $1 billion around the world in under a month after its 2018 delivery.
In a recognition following Boseman’s passing, Coogler said he was among the numerous who had no information on Boseman’s ailment.
“Because he was a caretaker, a leader, and a man of faith, dignity and pride, he shielded his collaborators from his suffering,” Coogler wrote. “He lived a beautiful life. And he made great art.”