“There’s just one Chadwick and he’s not with us.”
Because the world continues to mourn the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman, many have questioned about the way forward for Marvel’s Black Panther franchise.
In an interview with Clarin, Marvel Studios Govt Vice President Victoria Alonso replied to a query about digitally recreating Boseman’s likeness for the subsequent Black Panther movie: “No. There’s just one Chadwick and he’s not with us.”
“Our king, sadly, has died in actual life, not simply in fiction, and we’re taking time to see how we proceed the story and what we do to honor this chapter of what has occurred to us that was so surprising, so painful, so horrible, actually.”
Alonso hinted that Marvel will not be making a call on the franchise’s future any time quickly: “[S]ometimes two months go by or three months go by…and also you say, effectively, it was a very long time. However…we’ve to consider carefully about what we’re going to do, and…how we’re going to honor the franchise.”
She additionally paid tribute to Boseman and spoke to the impression he left on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“…Chadwick was not solely an exquisite human being on daily basis for the 5 years that we spent collectively,” Alonso professed, “nevertheless it additionally appears to me that what he did because the character elevated us as an organization, and left his mark in historical past.”
And it looks like Alonso — and Marvel — perceive that the mark Boseman made is not possible to recreate.
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