Fans of Chadwick Boseman have urged Marvel Cinematic Universe not to recast the historic Black Panther role.
The South Carolina-born actor died at 43, following his battle with colon cancer.
Fans of Chadwick Boseman have taken to social media in the wake of Chadwick Boseman’s death, urging Marvel not to recast Boseman’s leading role of T’Challa, and retire the Black Panther character out of respect.
It comes after the MCU recast Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, following Edward Norton’s turn in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk.
They also reassigned Col. James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes/War Machine to Don Cheadle, after Terrence Howard originated the role in the 2008 blockbuster Iron Man.
Before his untimely death, Boseman had signed on to lead the upcoming Black Panther 2, which is set to be premiered on May 6, 2022.