Since the past few days now, some reports stated that the makers of Black Panther 2 are planning to use a digital double to play the role of actor Chadwick Boseman in the upcoming sequel of the Marvel movie series. Now, Black Panther executive producer Victoria Alonso reacted to the reports and called it a lie. She revealed that Boseman will not be brought back in the next instalment. Executive producer Victoria Alonso has said that the team of Black Panther 2 has no plans to use a digital double to play actor Chadwick Boseman.
Speaking with an Argentine newspaper Clarín, Victoria Alonso reacted to the news of Black Panther 2 having Chadwick Boseman’s digital double and said, “No. There’s only one Chadwick, and he’s no longer with us.” She continued, “Sadly, our king has died in real life, not only in fiction, and we’re taking a little time to see how we continue the story and how to honour this chapter of what has unexpectedly happened to us, so painful and terrible to be honest.”
The Black Panther executive producer then opened up about the person Boseman was and said, “Chadwick wasn’t only a wonderful human being, every day of the five years we spent together, but also, I believe, that what he did as a character elevated us as a company, and has left his moment on history.” Talking about the delay in starting the shoot of Black Panther 2 in early 2021, Alonso said, “I know that sometimes in productions, two or three months go by and we say that too much time has passed. But it’s not too much time. We have to really think about what we’re going to do next and how. And decide how we’re going to honour the franchise.”
Meanwhile, the 2018 film Black Panther was a blockbuster and featured Chadwick Boseman in the lead. The film was directed by filmmaker Ryan Coogler. Boseman passed away in August 2020 after a fighting a long valiant battle with cancer. A week before his death, the actor was convinced he’d beat cancer and regain weight for Black Panther 2. Also Read: 21 Bridges Star Sienna Miller Shares Late Chadwick Boseman Took A Pay Cut So That She Gets Paid What She 'Deserves'
Image source: Instagram/ Chadwick Boseman
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