‘Digital double’ is out of the equation for Black Panther 2.
Marvel confirms they won’t be using a digital double for Chadwick Boseman (who passed away in August 2020) in Black Panther 2.
Speaking with Clarin, an Argentinian publication, Marvel Studios’ EVP Victoria Alonso was asked if a digital version could be used for Boseman in the second Black Panther film.
Chadwick Boseman played Black Panther in the Oscar-winning MCU movie of the same name.
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No. There’s only one Chadwick and he’s not with us. Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we return to history and what we do to honor this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really.
Alonso proceeded to talk about what Boseman, who sadly died of colon cancer in August, had brought to the character and how crucial his success was.
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Because Chadwick was not only a wonder of a human being every day for the five years that we spent together, but it also seems to me that as a character what he did elevated us as a company, and has left his moment in history.
I know that sometimes two months go by or three months go by in production and you say, well, it was a long time. But it is not a long time, we have to think carefully about what we are going to do, and how, and think about how we are going to honor the franchise.
The actor’s co-star Letitia Wright (Shuri) previously said she couldn’t imagine a sequel without Chadwick.
We’re just still mourning Chad, so it’s not something I even want to think about.
Letitia reckons it’s sort of weird to think of doing the film without him. They’re all grieving right now “so it’s trying to find the light in the midst of it.”