In the universe of Marvel Cinematic stories of Black Panther have focused primarily on the character of T’Challa – from his introduction in Captain America: Civil War through breaking solo outing Black Panther, and into Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame – as he took over the mantle from his fallen father King T’Chaka.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige spoke about the studio’s decision not to recast T’Challa. “It just felt like it was much too soon to recast. He says, likening their approach in the comics. “Stan Lee always said that Marvel represents the world outside your window.
And we talked about how, as extraordinary and fantastical as our characters and stories are, there’s a relatable and human element to everything we do. The world is still processing the loss of Chad. And Ryan poured that into the story.”
Feige and Coogler had figured out where they wanted to go and when they are coming back to work on making a sequel that really mattered. “The conversations were entire, yes, ‘What do we do next?’”
Feige explains. “And how could the legacy of Chadwick – and what he had done to help Wakanda and the Black Panther become these incredible, aspirational, iconic ideas – continue? That’s what it was all about.” We’ll find out exactly how Wakanda Forever honors that legacy in just a few weeks’ time.