Black Panther 2 (Chadwick Boseman version)
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In 2018 and D23 2019 after the success of the highly successful Marvel film Black Panther, it was announced that Black Panther would be getting a sequel. Production was about to start in 2020, but was delayed to March 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and then was delayed again to July 2021 following the loss of Chadwick Boseman and his death also ended up causing the film's release date to be switched from May 6, 2022 to July 8, 2022 following his death.
It would have the continuous of T'Challa, his rise to Wakanda and his new enemies to fight for the final time.
- Chadwick Boseman
- Letitia Wright
- Danai Gurira
- Martin Freeman
- Lupita Nyong'o
- Winston Duke
- Angela Bassett
Why It Was Cancelled
- The COVID-19 pandemic affected the film's production.
- Chadwick Boseman died on August 28, 2020 after a four year battle with colorectal cancer. On December 10th, 2020, during Disney Investor Day, Disney, Marvel and Kevin Feige announced they won't recast his role in the franchise with the sequel now be a spin-off sequel focusing on the world and supporting characters that were introduced in the first movie.
- Chadwick's death caused the film to switch release date from May 6, 2022 to July 8, 2022, delaying filming from March 2021 to July 2021 and even causing Letitia Wright's character Shuri to be given a larger role in the sequel due to his death.
- The Chadwick Boseman version was permanently cancelled after his death on August 28, 2020.
- The Black Panther franchise has been left in jeopardy after losing Chadwick (outside of voice acting in his animated and gaming appearances) and his last role as Black Panther will be on the Disney+/Marvel animated show What If...? as confirmed by Kevin Feige.
- The sequel will now be a spin-off sequel just focusing (and expanding) on the world and supporting characters that were introduced in the first film rather than T'Challa.
- On February 1, 2021, Disney announced a Disney+/Marvel spin off series World of Wakanda focusing on the world of Wakanda with its supporting characters rather than T'Challa with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler developing the spin off series.