Black Panther 2 Updates: Since there are a lot of fans of Black Panther, there is a lot of uncertainty too over the filming of its sequel — due, in part, to Letitia Wright’s vaccine status — has now got fans wondering … why not just recast T’Challa???
Here’s the deal according to some reports, Letitia wants out of the Marvel Universe entirely, supposedly in response to the vaccine mandates they’re enforcing over at Disney. There’s a report that claims that the writers actually had to rework the ending one which was originally going to heavily feature Shuri just because of this alleged ongoing problem.
However, the outlet also reported a little while ago that she was, in fact, spreading anti-vax sentiments with folks on the production.
LW completely denied that account in an Instagram post and later, deleted it. Still, fans think there’s trouble in paradise, and are now wondering why producers wouldn’t just get a new king of Wakanda… aka, replace Chadwick Boseman with a new actor. Woah!
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While many have argued that the mantle couldn’t possibly be taken on anew because of how deeply tied it was to Chadwick’s legacy. Others say… actually, it could’ve… and probably should’ve, especially in light of all the reported drama happening now. Now, folks are finding the idea of tapping a new T’Challa the worst thing ever.
One Twitter user writes, “I know this is a bit of a hot take but a lot of this rumored on-set drama of Black Panther 2 might’ve been prevented if they just recast T’Challa. I know people loved Chadwick Boseman, I did too, but that character had more stories to tell.”
The argument is all about the character of T’Challa that he deserved a lot more screen time and movies to himself and that alone outweighs any perceived slight toward Chadwick and his memory by passing on the torch to another actor playing the same character.
BTW, this whole issue isn’t just a few people firing off hot takes online… there’s an entire hashtag dedicated to this movement, #RecastTChalla. Some fans are even saying that Chadwick’s own words in previous interviews support the notion that he’d actually be behind this.
Of course, Marvel has held firm on their stance that they’ll never get another T’Challa in front of the camera, and besides, at this point, they’re knee-deep in production, and will very likely NOT go down that road, despite some of the fan base’s clamoring.
Our minds are hitting(assuming any of this vaccine stuff is true)… Shuri doesn’t become the new BP like in the comics, and the helmet gets passed onto someone else… not named T’Challa. Well, that time will tell, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ is rumored to be out sometime in 2022.