Greater than 50,000 Marvel followers have come collectively in agreeance that the primary character within the Black Panther sequel ought to maybe be recast.
A Change.org petition requesting a brand new actor to play the position of T’Challa within the second installment of the Marvel blockbuster acquired over 50,000 signatures, the New York Day by day Information studies. Black Panther followers are hoping for a brand new T’Challa following the premature passing of Chadwick Boseman in August 2020.
“It is a name for the President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, Co-President Louis D’Esposito, and Author/Director Ryan Coogler to rethink their choice, and recast the position of “T’Challa” within the Black Panther franchise,” the petition reads.
The petition is in response to Feige’s choice to “honor the legacy” of Boseman by not recasting T’Challa throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“To honor the legacy that Chad helped us construct by way of his portrayal of the king of Wakanda, we wish to proceed to discover the world of Wakanda and all the wealthy and assorted characters launched within the first movie,” Feige mentioned in December 2020, as famous by Deadline.
However even Chadwick’s brother, Derrick Boseman, is on board with the position of T’Challa being recast to proceed the legacy of Black superheroes in mainstream movies.
“If Marvel Studios removes T’Challa, it could be on the expense of the audiences (particularly Black boys and males) who noticed themselves in him. That additionally contains the tens of millions of followers who have been impressed by the character as effectively,” the decision to motion continued.
“By not recasting, it might stifle the chance for one of the vital fashionable main Black superheroes so as to add on to their legacy.”
In November, Marvel VP of Growth Nate Moore mentioned T’Challa wouldn’t be within the “MCU 616 universe.”
“When Chad handed, it was an actual dialog we had with [director Ryan] Coogler about, ‘What can we do?’ and it was a quick dialog,” Moore defined on the Ringer-Verse podcast.
“It wasn’t weeks; it was minutes of we had to determine the best way to transfer that franchise on with out that character. As a result of I believe all of us really feel a lot of T’Challa within the MCU on the display screen… is tied to Chadwick’s efficiency.”
Black Panther 2 is about for launch on Nov. 11, 2022.