Marvel confirmed that Chadwick Boseman is irreplaceable. Since the actor died a couple of months back at the age of 43 due to colon cancer, he left a great legacy behind including Oscar-winning Black Panther.
However, the sequel of the movie is under production, and Marvel Studios EVP, Victoria Alonso spoke with Argentinian outlet Clarin regarding the actor’s replacement.
“No. There’s only one Chadwick and he’s not with us. Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking time to see how we continue the story and what we do to honor this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really,” Alonso said in Spanish. “Because Chadwick was not only a wonderful human being every day for the five years that we spent together, but it also seems to me that what he did like the character elevated us as a company, and left his mark in history.”
“I know that sometimes two months go by or three months go by in production and you say, well, it was a long time,” she continued. “But it is not a long time, we have to think carefully about what we are going to do, and how, and think about how we are going to honor the franchise.”
“We’re just still mourning Chad, so it’s not something I even want to think about,” the 27-year-old actress admitted to net-a-porter. “The thought of doing it without him is kinda strange. We’re just grieving at the moment, so it’s trying to find the light in the midst of it.”
For more updates on the Black Panther sequel, keep watching this space.