"Black Panther" Wasn't Recast After Boseman's Death . . . Here's Why.

European Premiere Of Marvel Studios' Black Panther

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The loss of Chadwick Boseman continues to be felt by fans - and by Hollywood. As Marvel nears the release of the much-anticipated sequel to "Black Panther", the key role of T'Challa that Boseman brought to life was ultimately not recast - and now we know the thinking behind the decision.

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige explains: "It just felt like it was much too soon to recast. Stan Lee always said that Marvel represents the world outside your window...The world is still processing the loss of Chad. And (director Ryan Coogler) poured that into the story." 

As the trailer for "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" showed, the film is reckoning head-on with Boseman's death and T'Challa's absence. Supporting characters from the first film like T'Challa's sister Shuri (Letitia Wright), bodyguard Okoye (Danai Gurira), and lover Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) will take center stage this time around, as Wakanda has to meet a challenge from Atlantis and its king, Namor (Tenoch Huerta). The movie hits theaters November 11.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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