Angela Bassett, who plays King T’Challa’s stepmother in “Black Panther”, commented on Marvel’s decision not to replace actor Chadwick Boseman., Killed in August 2020, After the film. The idea around the studio was that the character would also be overhauled, including a potential digital stuntman in the new film – dropped by Marvel Studios vice-president Victoria Alonso in November.
“I didn’t think about that idea, but of course it is Wakanda and they are so ahead of the rest of the world in terms of technology that they will be able to bring something out of that,” Bassett said.
Bassett called the death of his colleague a “tremendous loss” and further said that the production of the film is committed to telling a story “planned as much as we can”.
“[Os cineastas] They have to make a big axis and they are still working on it because none of us knew anything, “he said. But her legacy, her loss, love and gratitude are with us for who she was and what she shared with us. Cannot be replaced. “
“He missed and was appreciated and could not be copied. It is a tremendous honor and yes, he is completely irreplaceable,” he said.
In November, on what would have been Chadwick Boseman’s 44th birthday, Marvel paid tribute to the actor by updating his “Black Panther” debut. The sequel is to hit theaters in the United States on July 8, 2022.