It looks like Black Panther fans are not ready to say goodbye to T’Challa.
As we previously reported, Chadwick Boseman who played T’Challa in the hit Marvel film in 2017, passed away last August after his long battle with colon cancer. Marvel had announced that Boseman’s character will not be recasted in the sequel.
Kevin Feige, the Marvel President said in a statement, “I wanted to acknowledge the devastating loss of a dear friend and member of the Marvel Studios family. Chadwick Boseman was an immensely talented actor and an inspirational individual who affected all of our lives professionally and personally. His portrayal of T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel’s past.”
However, fans of the movie are not ready to move on without T’Challa. A petition was created and launched with the intent to recast the main character.
It reads, “ By not recasting, it could stifle the opportunity for one of the most popular, leading Black superheroes to add on their legacy. The #1 way to kill a legend, is to stop telling their story.”
The petition goes on to say, “#RecastTChalla is not a call to replace Chadwick Boseman. (No one could ever do that.) It is not asking for an immediate replacement either. Nor is this calling for the prevention of other characters to take up the mantle of Black Panther like Shuri or anyone else. This petition is merely asking to continue the portrayal of T’Challa in the MCU. #RecastTChalla is a call to fulfill the role that Chadwick Boseman worked so hard for the world to see.”
What are your thoughts on this petition?