A lot of uncertainty over the filming of the ‘Black Panther‘ sequel due, in part, to Letitia Wright’s vaccine status has now got fans wondering why not just recast T’Challa?]
Reports have surfaced in recent weeks saying Letitia wants out of the Marvel Universe entirely, supposedly in response to the vaccine mandates they’re enforcing over at Disney. One report claims the writers actually had to rework the ending one which was originally going to heavily feature Shuri because of this alleged ongoing problem.
Meanwhile THR says Letitia is expected back to resume filming in January after taking some time off to recover from an on set injury. The outlet also reported a little while ago that she was, in fact, spreading anti-vax sentiments with folks on the production.
While many have argued that the mantle couldn’t possibly be taken on anew because of how deeply tied it was to Chadwick’s legacy. Others say actually, it could’ve and probably should’ve, especially in light of all the reported drama happening now. Now, folks are saying the idea of tapping a new T’Challa wouldn’t have been the worst thing.
One Twitter user writes, “I know this is a bit of a hot take but a lot of this rumored on set drama of Black Panther 2 might’ve been prevented if they just recast T’Challa. I know people loved Chadwick Boseman, I did too, but that character had more stories to tell.” Some Other fans also shared their thoughts.
Our guess, assuming any of this vaccine stuff is true, Shuri doesn’t become the new BP like in the comics, and the helmet gets passed onto someone else not named T’Challa. Time will tell ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ is rumored to be out sometime in 2022.