Marvel Studios officially offered fans their first official look at filmmaker Ryan Coogle’s highly anticiapted forthcoming film: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever over the weekend.
Black Panther (2018) was a watershed moment in Kevin Feige’s Marvel Cinematic Universe since it was the first Black superhero-led film in the franchise’s decade-long reign as the world’s most lucrative film series.
Coogler’s Black Panther became a critical and financial blockbuster, generating over $1.3 billion at the global box office, with the late Chadwick Boseman in the main role of King T’Challa AKA the Black Panther, surrounded by an outstanding ensemble.
Fans have clearly been screaming for a return to Wakanda in a Black Panther sequel.
Since the untimely death of Chadwick Boseman from colon cancer in 2020, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been a bit of a mystery. From script modifications to speculation over whether the MCU might replace T’Challa.
Kevin Feige later stated that the role will not be replaced. However, many people were outraged by the concept of recasting T’Challa.
Furthermore, Boseman’s impact has been worldwide, with fans concerned about the next Black Panther sequel.
Now, after the first teaser trailer debuted at San Diego Comic-Con’s (SDCC) Hall H this past weekend, fans were returned to the world of Wakanda, the arrival of new antagonist Namor, and the yet unseen realm of Talocan (Atlantis), all underscored by an emotional version of “No Woman, No Cry” from Nigerian singer, Tems. What the trailer of Coogler’s film also revealed was the long-discussed tribute, at least in part, to Chadwick Boseman — and it is this that has reignited the #RecastTChalla trend online, with some calling this the “biggest attack on a A-List superhero in Marvel history.”
Honest question: How is this NOT exploitive to Chadwick Boseman? This promotion to play on the real life passing of Chadwick feels more unsettling than it does a tribute. Why is this in the marketing at all? Why do we have to double down on this Black trauma again? #RecastTChalla pic.twitter.com/Wq8lZjVRo7— Emmanuel (E-Man) Noisette – #RecastTChalla (@EmansReviews) July 24, 2022