Yesterday 10th Dec, Disney confirmed they won’t recast Chadwick Boseman for ‘Black Panther 2’ as the upcoming sequel will shift focus to explore Wakanda and the rich characters from ‘Black Panther’.

Taking to Twitter, Disney announced the news:

During the Disney Investor Day webcast, Marvel head Kevin Feige addressed the reason behind their decision to omit King T’Challa. “I wanted to acknowledge the devastating loss of a dear friend and member of the Marvel Studios family,” said Feige. “Chadwick Boseman was an immensely talented actor and an inspirational individual who affected all of our lives professionally and personally. His portrayal of T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel’s past.”

He continued: “To honor the legacy that Chad helped us build through his portrayal of the king of Wakanda, we want to continue to explore the world of Wakanda and all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film.”

Although the logic behind Marvel’s decision may be understandable, many fans were blindsided and wondered how the story will be told without T’Challa. Others also disagreed with the decision and said that T’Challa could have been another black actor and insinuated Chadwick would have wanted that to be the case.

Take a look at some responses from fans on Twitter.

Interesting views and opinions. What are your thoughts?