Marvel producer Nate Moore has confirmed that Black Panther will not be recreated following the untimely death of Chadwick Boseman.
“I’m quite honest, you won’t see T’Challa in the MCU 616 Universe,” said Moore, VP of Production and Development at Marvel Studios. Ringer-Verse Podcast, “We couldn’t do that. I would say that when Chad passed, it was a real conversation we had with [director Ryan] Coogler, ‘What do we do?’ About and it was a brisk conversation. This Week Wasn’t, It Wasn’t ‘We Have to Figure Out How to Carry This Franchise Without That Character’, Because I Think We All Feel a Lot About T’Challa in the MCU on Screen – Comics Not in me, Wright – connected to Chadwick’s performance.”
He continued: “So hard as it is to figure out what to do, because it’s a huge hole, at no point did we consider reengineering. Hence the challenge for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever T’Challa without telling a story, and I think that’s a challenge we’re up for… but I think there’s going to be a level of catharsis in people coming back to this universe without that guy, because he Man and that universe are one for me.”
Marvel already made it clear that Black Panther would not be recreated in the MCU, and Moore’s comment reiterates that Boseman is irreplaceable.
The plot of Black Panther 2, officially titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is being kept tightly under wraps. We know Dominic Thorne’s Ironheart will be making an appearance, and I May Destroy You star Michaela Cole has been cast in an undisclosed role.
Black Panther 2 comes out on November 11, 2022. Until then, check out our complete guide to Marvel Phase 4 that the MCU has in store for us.