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Marvel won't use digital double of Chadwick Boseman for 'Black Panther 2'

T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman). Picture: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios 2018

T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman). Picture: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios 2018

Published Nov 16, 2020


The late Chadwick Boseman, who died in August aged 43, will not return digitally for “Black Panther 2”, Marvel have confirmed.

The actor, who passed away from cancer in August at the age of 43, played the titular superhero in 2018's “Black Panther”, but he will not make a digital appearance in the sequel.

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Marvel Studios' Executive Vice President of Production, Victoria Alonso, said: "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 honour this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really."

Alonso admitted Marvel will have to "think carefully" about how to honour Boseman in the motion picture.

Speaking to Argentine newspaper Clarin, she added: "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 honour the franchise."

Letitia Wright recently admitted it will be "strange" reprising her 'Black Panther' role of Shuri without Boseman.

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She said: "We're just still mourning Chad, so it's not something I even want to think about. The thought of doing it without him is kinda strange. We're just grieving at the moment, so it's trying to find the light in the midst of it."

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