#SaveTChalla: Why are fans asking for a new casting for ‘Black Panther’?

Chadwick Boseman He passed away in August 2020 and left an indelible mark on Marvel fans. The actor, as you will remember, gave us an unforgettable performance as T’Challa / Black Panther along with one of the MCU’s best single movies of 2018.

After the departure of the Boseman, much has been speculated about what will happen to the Black Panther franchise. And although Marvel Studios executives have reiterated that this role will not be touched again (to respect Chadwick’s legacy) in favor of accommodating other ‘Wakandan’ characters, it seems that the fans themselves – or at least part of it – will not they totally agree. For this reason, a campaign with the hashtags has begun to circulate in networks #SaveTChalla and #RecastTChalla.

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Fans want T’Challa to continue in future MCU projects

To you, dear readers, Would you like to see another actor taking on the role of T’Challa in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? It is a difficult question to answer because, as we said, Chadwick Boseman did it wonderfully when he took up that mantle. So it’s fair to say that seeing someone else take on character would open up a ton of debate, comparisons, and more.

Then, another question arises: Would it be a good idea to recast for the role of Black Panther? Maybe not, maybe yes … but when it comes to a good handful of fans, that option should definitely come to fruition. In recent days, the hashtags #RecastTChalla and #SaveTChalla have gradually become popular, with which several followers of the MCU are promoting a new campaign so that Marvel Studios reconsiders reprising the character with another actor.

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Chadwick Boseman and the premiere of the Black Panther and Hollywood. Photo: Getty

In case you don’t remember Kevin Feige -the mere Marvel Studios- confirmed in early 2021 than for new deliveries related to Black PantherIt was not their plans to hire a new actor to do T’Challa, much less try to make a computer-generated image of Chadwick Boseman. The decision of Feige, Ryan Coogler (lead) and Nate Moore (producer) it was taken as a way of honoring Boseman’s legacy.

Simply, the character would disappear to give the space of protagonist of the saga to someone else and Of course, it has not been revealed what the argument will be to explain the departure of the Wakandan prince from the plot … but hey, the MCU fans have joined in social networks to propose that the casting be done again and thus, continue watching to T’Challa on screen.

This is not the first time that Black Panther fans have sought to make noise with their proposal. A few months ago, some users started the petition in Change.org to reformulate with another actor the character that Chadwick did before. “If Marvel Studios eliminates T’Challa, it will be at the expense of audiences (especially black boys and men) who saw themselves in it… By not doing another casting, the opportunity for one of the most popular leading black superheroes to add more to his legacy could be stifled. The number one way to kill a legend is to stop telling his story. “, it reads in the request of the site.

#SaveTChalla: What do Marvel fans want for the future of 'Black Panther'?

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The future of ‘Black Panther’

While fans continue to join the #SaveTChalla and #RecastTChalla proposals, Marvel Studios’ plans go the other way. Throughout 2021, more details were given about the second part of the film whose official name is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

In that sense, it has not been confirmed who will be the new or the new protagonist. The loudest rumor is that Shuri, T’Challa’s sister played by Letitia Wright, will have a more significant appearance in the new film. Even between recent November and December the possibility of the actress leaving the franchise came to light due to her refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

And to all this, why did they stop the production of 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'?

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Those speculations took hold when a little more than a month ago the filming stopped, but then it became known that the filming was postponed since Letitia had to take time off after an accident on set (HERE we will tell you in detail what wave). For now, it is known that the filming will resume, with everything and the actress, next January.

Also recently, Disney also revealed its premiere reschedule, with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever moving its release from July 8, 2022 to November 11 of the same year (HERE all the tapes that moved dates). And about the history of Black Panther, also this year it was revealed that Ryan Coogler and Marvel are already developing a series set in the fictional African country. Here is the data.

Disney and the director of ‘Black Panther’ are planning a series set in Wakanda!

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#SaveTChalla: Why are fans asking for a new casting for ‘Black Panther’?

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