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Angela Bassett opens up about Marvel’s decision not to replace T’Challa

Scheduled for release in 2022, Black Panther 2 promises to be a very moving film for audiences and all involved, especially after the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman last year. The actor had been battling cancer for years in secret, and to honor him, Marvel Studios decided not to replace him as T’Challa, as the film focuses more on the people of Wakanda.

Now Angela Bassett has spoken a bit about the subject. The actress played T’Challa’s mother, Queen Ramonda in the first film. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, she praised Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige’s decision, while also explaining how director Ryan Coogler intends to continue the story without the figure of T’Challa:

“It’s a huge loss, but Kevin [Feige], the Marvel universe and Ryan [Coogler] are committed to telling a story and doing all we can in the way intended. So we can’t wait to be there. We can’t wait to find out what they’ll create. “

Chadwick Boseman will be honored and recalled in Black Panther 2.

Next, Angela explained how she still felt about Chadwick’s death and how her legacy will be respected in the second Black Panther movie. She begins by talking a little about the actor’s courage in hiding his secret (the fight against colon cancer) from all over the world, and ends up talking about the irreplaceable Chadwick Boseman.

“Our brother hid a lot [seu segredo]. But his legacy, his loss, the love and appreciation he earned and shared with us cannot be traded. It is something that we miss and cannot duplicate. It’s a huge honor and, yes, it’s completely irreplaceable.

Black Panther 2 is slated to hit theaters in July 2022. The film will bring Ryan Coogler back into directing and feature the return of some cast members, such as Danai Gurira and Angela Bassett herself. Thus, the film will further explore the life, customs and diverse peoples of Wakanda, honoring the legacy of King T’Challa and Chadwick Boseman.

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