The plot began to unravel. Black Panther, Wakanda Forever Phase 4That will premiere on 11 Novemberobviously without the participation of the late lead actor Chadwick Boseman.
The preview images show new characters and although, at the end of the trailer, you see a figure in the hero costume, it was not clear who had seen italthough the camera allows us to observe some nails that the protagonist did not have.
Chadwick Boseman, lead actor of the film and remembered, among others, for playing a likeable and talented trumpet player in the film The black background of Ma Rainey, died on August 28, 2020, in Los Angeles, due to complications from her colon cancer, diagnosed in 2016, in its stage III. He was 43 years old.
The unforgettable Chadwick Boseman, at the European premiere of “Black Panther”. AFP photo
There is no substitute for Chadwick
The idea that seemed to fly over the Phase 4 from the comic based superhero series Black Pantherof Marvel Comics, was not supposed to replace his character of T’Challa with another actor, however, that final image aroused endless suspicions among the followers of this saga.
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and with Letitia Wright, Shuri, T’Challa’s younger sister, who will play a more important role in Phase 4.
The cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, T’Challa’s ex-girlfriend and ex War Dog; Winston Duke as M’Baku, a powerful and merciless warrior, leader of the Jabari tribe; Angela Bassett, like Ramonda, mother of T’Challa and Shuri; Martin Freeman as CIA agent Everett K. Ross.
Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Shuri (Letitia Wright), in “Black Panther”. Photo Matt Kennedy © Marvel Studios
Tenoch Huerta will debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Namor, the king of Atlantis who learned the Mayan dialect for the series and will be the antagonist of Black Panther.
an old acquaintance
Namor’s character is an old acquaintance from Marvel comics, He has already played a hero, an anti-hero and even a villain.. Mutant son of a sea captain and princess of the mythical underwater kingdom of Atlantis, he possesses, in addition to superhuman strength, aquatic abilities typical of the Homo Mermanus race, as well as the ability to fly. I mean, he has them all in his favor.
Now, back to T’Challa’s replacement in the saga. According to The Hollywood reporterAlthough industry watchers believed the role could be saved with another actor, they correctly speculated that it could generate a furious reaction from fans and lead to a hateful confrontation between the protagonists.
Therefore they gave up looking for a replacement for Boseman. The other idea that seems to have arisen is that Shuri (T’Challa’s sister) would take over the Black Panther, as happened in the comics.
This proposal to give relevance to Shuri’s role had as its initial contribution the statements of the executive producer, the Argentine Victoria Alonso, who said she did not a double digital Boseman would be created For the movie.
A scene from “Black Panther”: the new film will be released on November 11th. Photo Matt Kennedy © Marvel Studios 2018
Until producer Kevin Faige confirmed in December 2020 that the role of T’Challa would not be played by another actor, “rather the sequel will explore the world and characters of the first film as a way to honor the legacy Boseman helped build“.