As if 2020 was not too bad, the world was surprised to find that cancer had claimed Chadwick Boseman’s life. He secretly battled the disease for years while filming some of his best films, including his iconic interpretation of King T’Challa and Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor was expected to star in a sequel to Black Panther that was set to premiere on May 6, 2022, if all worked out.
But the coronavirus epidemic has already delayed several Marvel releases so far. Bosman’s unexpected passing complicated Marvel’s plans even more. The studio would have to change plans for a replacement for Black Panther and other Avengers crossovers, where Bosman was scheduled to appear.
A famous leaker said a few weeks ago that Marvel had already decided who would take on the role of Black Panther to protect Wakanda in the future, and this was news expected by all fans. The same leaker is now back with another important detail about the film: the identity of the man who will kill Tachalla. A different insider says that two different people will face off to become the next Black Panther and Wakanda leader.
Mickey Sutton said a few weeks ago that Marvel is leaning towards Letitia Wright for the role of Black Panther. Wright played Shreya, Trela’s sister in Black Panther, Infinity War, and Endgame, and she wants most of her people to be the next Black Panther. This was all planned anyway, as Shuri is considered a Black Panther in the comics. Fans urged Disney not to do Tsela again, which would be a great job for his legacy. Disney and Marvel are unlikely to replace Bosman.
Sutton explained in a separate piece for GekosityMag that the sequel might face Black Panther against the White Tiger. Marvel considered White Tiger the main villain even before Bosman’s death.