“Black Panther” executive producer Victoria Alonso has revealed that the crew has no plans to use a digital double for actor Chadwick Boseman within the sequel to the 2018 Marvel Studios’ blockbuster. Boseman, who performed the titular superhero within the Ryan Coogler-directed film, handed away in August at age 43 from colon most cancers. In an interview with the Argentine newspaper Clarin, Alonso debunked the experiences that the makers had been contemplating Boseman’s digital look within the sequel.
“No. There’s only one Chadwick, and he’s no longer with us. Sadly, our king has died in real life, not only in fiction, and we’re taking a little time to see how we continue the story and how to honor this chapter of what has unexpectedly happened to us, so painful and terrible to be honest,” Alonso stated.
“Chadwick wasn’t solely an exquisite human being, day-after-day of the 5 years we spent collectively, but in addition, I imagine, that what he did as a personality elevated us as an organization, and has left his second on historical past,” she added.
“Black Panther” was Marvel’s first movie to be led by a virtually all-black cast. Besides Boseman, the film also featured Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis.
The film received overwhelmingly positive reviews and was equally successful at the global box office, earning over USD 1.34 billion. “Black Panther” was additionally the primary Marvel superhero film to be nominated for the perfect image Academy Award and to win the perfect authentic rating Oscar.
The sequel to the billion-dollar blockbuster was introduced final 12 months throughout Disney’s D23 Expo. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige had stated that the sequel can be a part of Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).