Friday, December 11, 2020

Disney will not recast Black Panther role after ‘iconic’ portrayal by Chadwick Boseman

Disney has confirmed it will not recast the role of Black Panther after Chadwick Boseman’s “iconic” portrayal of the character.

Boseman played superhero T’Challa in the 2018 Marvel blockbuster, which was a hit for critics who praised its diversity. The film scored seven nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, including best picture.

The US actor died in August at the age of 43 following a private battle against colon cancer.

Following the announcement of his death, tributes poured in for Boseman from across the entertainment industry, with many recognising the cultural impact of Boseman’s role in Black Panther. 

Black Panther 2 is due to arrive in 2022 and fans had speculated how Disney would handle Boseman’s death.