Marvel’s VP of Development, Nate Moore, opened up about the future of Chadwick Boseman's character in the forthcoming MCU movies.
"You will not see T'Challa in the MCU 616 universe. We couldn't do it," Moore said during an interview with the Ringer-Verse podcast. "I will say, when Chad passed, it was a real conversation we had with Coogler about 'what do we do?' And it was a fast conversation. It wasn't weeks, it was minutes of, 'We have to figure out how to move this franchise on without that character.'"
Moore continued, “Because I think we all feel so much of T’Challa in the MCU on the screen, not the comics, is tied to Chadwick’s performance, is what he brought to that role, on and off-screen, I would argue. So as hard as it is narratively to figure out what to do because that’s a big hole, at no point did we consider recasting him. So the challenge for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is telling a story without T’Challa.”
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