Black Panther 2: Chadwick Boseman's Potential Replacement Reportedly Revealed

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The shocking and untimely death of Chadwick Boseman last year left a huge void in the entertainment industry, especially in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which will definitely be a tough task to fill hence the reason why Marvel Studios has no plans of recasting T'Challa for Black Panther 2.

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The film, according to Kevin Feige will shift its focus to the wonders of Wakanda and potentially introduce us to the next Wakandan hero who will follow T'Challa's footsteps. A lot of rumors have swirled over the last couple of months suggesting that Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, and even Michael B. Jordan could take over for the late Boseman.

The rumor mill doesn't stop there as a new report claims that Marvel Studios plans to introduce a "new" Black Panther for the sequel. Before you raise your eyebrows, let's make things perfectly clear. No, they will not be recasting Chadwick Boseman but according to a report from Crazy Days and Nights (via ComicBookMovie), rising star Regé-Jean Page is being eyed to play Black Panther in the upcoming MCU project.


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Page is currently starring in the hit Netflix series Bridgerton and the actor's popularity is growing massively by the day. Now, it wasn't exactly specified which character he could portray but according to the report, it's not going to be T'Challa. Of course, like any other rumor, take this one with a huge grain of salt.

If it does end up being true, I honestly don't know what to feel about it. I mean, no offense to Regé-Jean but filling in for Chadwick isn't going to be a walk in the park. Plus, some MCU fans have this tendency of being overly critical and possessive of the characters and I don't think a lot of them will be thrilled to see a "new" Black Panther unless it's someone they're familiar with.

I believe the best move for now if Marvel Studios does plan on having Page on board for the sequel is to cast him as a different character/superhero. The MCU's version of White Wolf, maybe? White Tiger doesn't sound too bad either. Anyone but Black Panther as it might cause an uproar amongst diehard fans of the franchise.

Black Panther 2 is in active development,

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