Chadwick Boseman could continue to feature in Black Panther sequels even after death? Is it even possible? Of course it is…
However, Marvel bosses have revealed that they will not be using a digital body double for Chadwick Boseman in the sequel to the 2018’s Black Panther.
The actor who played the iconic superhero died back in August at the age of 43 after battling valiantly with colon cancer for over 4 years before he eventually succumbed.
Marvel bosses have now ruled out using a digital version of Chadwick Boseman in the Black Panther sequel, following his death.
Speaking about the follow-up, a studio executive explained they are still discussing how to move forward from the tragedy. In a chat with Argentinian publication Clarin, Victoria Alonso reportedly ruled out using a CGI version of the star. According to a translation from the Wrap, she said: ‘No. There’s only one Chadwick Boseman 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.
‘Because Chadwick was not only a wonder of a human being every day for the five years that we spent together, but it also seems to me that as a character what he did elevated us as a company, and has left his moment in history.
‘I know that sometimes two months go by or three months go by in production and you say, well, it was a long time,’ she added. ‘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.’
Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. ‘He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.