After the sad death of the actor Chadwick Boseman, interpreter who gave life to Black Panther at the UCM on several occasions, from Marvel Studios made sure they wouldn’t do any recast from the original Black Panther to preserve the actor’s memory. Now, Nate Moore, vice president of production and development for Marvel Studios, has reiterated that there will be no other actor who will pick up the mantle of T’Challa. This has been assured by the executive in a recent interview, ensuring that there will never be a recast, at least, in the main universe of the MCU.
Letitia Wright could delay filming further
“You will not see T’Challa in the universe of MCU 616. We couldn’t do it. I’ll say that when Chad died, it was a real conversation we had with Coogler about ‘What do we do?’ And it was a quick conversation. They weren’t weeks, they were minutes of ‘We have to think about how to move this franchise forward without that character,’ “says the executive.
“I think we all feel that a lot of T’Challa in the MCU on screen, not in the comics, is tied to Chadwick’s performance and what he brought to that role both on and off screen. So as difficult as it is to figure out what to do with this big hole, at no time did we consider a recast“Concludes Moore.
On the other hand, the actress Letitia Wright continues to recover in London from injuries sustained at the end of last August while filming, which has led to the filming of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stop until the actress can return to work, depending on her environment, in early 2022. What Marvel Studios may not have had is the current US measures against COVID-19 and the need for all foreign travelers to to the country are already vaccinated.
And it is that Letitia Wright, who already expressed her anti-vaccine opinion in the past and who caused some controversy in the industry, would have to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to return to the United States and complete the filming of the sequel to Black Panther. This is how the medium collects it The Hollywood Reporter in a report that delves into the possible setbacks that can represent this situation for several film productions in progress, such as that of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Source | Screen Rant