Published: Wed, January 13, 2021

Marvel chief Kevin Feige talks legacy of Chadwick Boseman

Marvel chief Kevin Feige talks legacy of Chadwick Boseman

"Chadwick Boseman was an immensely talented actor and an inspirational individual who affected all of our lives professionally and personally".

"We're not going to have a CG Chadwick and we're not recasting T'Challa", Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige told Deadline over the weekend. The team is aiming to explore places, characters and subcultures within Wakanda for the upcoming film. "This was always and initially the primary focus of the next story", said Feige.

"Ryan Coogler is hard at work, and continuing that legacy is job number one for us", Feige tells Yahoo Entertainment during an interview this weekend promoting the new Disney+ series WandaVision (watch above). Kevin Feige also has referred there is a task where they will honor beloved Chadwick Boseman and all the ongoing and teachings he has given them and the fans.

"In hindsight, in five years if when we're talking about everything that's happened, everything can be a ramp to everything", he teased.

We previously reported, Feige confirmed Disney's decision not to recast Chadwick Boseman's leading character T'Challa, following the actor's death in August following a long private battle with cancer. His role in this film is said to be a small one, as Victor Von Doom pulls the strings from the shadows (likely meaning we're going to get a loose adaptation of the Doomwar storyline). For fans of Black Panther, this was a particularly tough pill to swallow, as the story of King T'Challa had not yet come to an end. His portrayal of T'Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel's past. Recall that the film will be released in theaters on July 18, 2022. The Academy Award-winning movie became a cultural phenomenon breaking multiple box-office records, becoming, at the time, the top-grossing superhero movie ever. We loved Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther and will continue to remember him as our Wakanda's hero.

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