Marvel will not use a digital double for the late Chadwick Boseman in the upcoming Black Panther 2 film.
The confirmation comes from Black Panther executive producer Victoria Alonso.
In a recent interview with the Argentine newspaper Clarín, the MCU producer strongly denied the rumored digital appearance of late Chadwick Boseman, who played the title role in the first film.
“No. There’s only one Chadwick, and he’s no longer with us. Sadly, our king has died in real life, not only in fiction, and we’re taking a little time to see how we continue the story and how to honor this chapter of what has unexpectedly happened to us, so painful and terrible to be honest,” Alonso said.
“Chadwick wasn’t only a wonderful human being, every day of the 5 years we spent together, but also, I believe, that what he did as a character elevated us as a company, and has left his moment on history,” Alonso added.
“I know that sometimes in productions, 2 or 3 months go by and we say that too much time has passed. But it’s not too much time. We have to really think about what we’re going to do next and how. And decide how we’re going to honor the franchise,” Alonso said.
Reportedly, the production for Black Panther 2 will begin sometime in early 2021 and is expected to relase in 2022.
Chadwick Boseman, who played the title character of Black Panther died earlier this year in August at aged 43 from colon cancer.