Chadwick Boseman, the actor who played the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, died a few months ago of colon cancer. This news impacted Hollywood and fans, since the actor’s illness had always been kept secret. Since this sad denouement, many wonder what will happen to his character. Kevin Feige himself, Marvel’s chief creative officer, announced that the actor will once again be Black Panther in What If…?
Among the many projects that Marvel is preparing for Disney + is the animated series Marvel’s What If… ?, where Chadwick Boseman managed to work before his death. Kevin Feige revealed that in addition to the episode that had already been announced, the actor has participated in another. That is, we knew that the actor was going to appear in the aforementioned fiction with a story that imagines what would happen if Yondu had adopted T’Challa as a child instead of Peter Quill (Chris Pratt); but now we would have some more participation.
During an interview with Emmy Magazine, Kevin Feige revealed that Chadwick Boseman went to the set of What if…? “About four times and recorded numerous episodes . ” Of course he did not want to give details of the rest of the stories that would tell the Black Panther actor, but he did add that “in retrospect, it is very moving . ”
The future of Black Panther
After the death of Chadwick Boseman, many wonder what will happen to Black Panther 2. From Marvel they have already confirmed that they will not try to digitally resurrect the actor, something that fans appreciate. But apparently, before this tragic news, Marvel had a third movie planned.
According to THR account, based on conversations with people close to the actor, before the death of Chadwick Boseman, it seems that Marvel Studios was already negotiating his return for Black Panther 3. His agent Michael Greene had closed the negotiations for the sequel including an option that stipulated That would be $ 20 million for the actor, if Marvel wanted to have him on another adventure.