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Black Panther / Re: NEW BLACK PANTHER COMIC BOOK #1 Finally, it's here!!!
« on: November 24, 2021, 11:39:12 am »
On my first read, this was good. Story read well, with enough intrigue to have me coming back. There was no sense of dread or waiting for that inevitable ball to drop in the narrative. The pacing was smooth and the art work was both fitting and aesthetically pleasing. Nice bright colors which I think were appropriate especially for Wakanda.



At first I was a little concerned about T'Challa's voice based on the preview but it read as though it fit reading the comic all the way through. Next Ridley tackled my second concern... that thing with the Avengers. I didn't want to read about T'Challa being torn between adventuring with the team or serving his nation and on that Ridley did not disappoint. As a matter of fact those seven pages with the Avengers would have been better served as exposition on T'Challa's emperor-ship of an intergalactic empire or his showing off some new tech or training modalities.

Ridley gave a fair assessment of parliamentary procedures and of T'Challa's response to such. Here the art of Juann Cabal and the colors of Federicio Blee outdo themselves. Prime Minister Folasade looked superb. She is in charge but it wasn't done with overemphasis or at the expense of T'Challa's dignity.



Agents Jhai and Omolola served their purpose well enough. Their whole scene looked and read cinematic owing I would assume to Ridley's first love. I would have preferred Ridley digging in the long boxes and getting characters from Black Panther's past to fulfill these roles but that's coming from a long time reader of Black Panther, an enthusiast who wants to remember a close friend dare say brother of T'Challa's. Still I think Malaika and Hunter would've worked well. Agents Jhai and Omolola armoring up was cool. It good to know that T'Challa shared some of his high tech.



The new adversaries almost look like religious zealots and they look cool. I would have preferred some new original weapons, I mean these are Wakandans they are coming after.

The potential love interest and love triangle between T'Challa and Omolola has some potential. Shuri was a bit off putting with her responses to T'Challa yet it still seemed to work because T'Challa still came off as boss and as the man with a plan.

Coming up... the confrontation with the X-Men; Black Panther vs Captain America(can anyone say ad nauseam); and apparently T'Challa and Omolola going against the Dora Milaje.

Well we will see what the future holds. "I'm more than ready. I live for this."

Quiet as its kept we need some new slang and catch phrases. Just saying.






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Black Panther / Re: NEW BLACK PANTHER COMIC BOOK #1 First Review
« on: November 22, 2021, 08:53:43 pm »
‘Black Panther’ #1 gets right down to business
An exciting first step in next chapter of T’Challa’s story.
Robert Reed

“So… let’s just get right to it. No hesitating. No holding back. Why save anything for later? I live for this.”

And like that, we’re off in a new era of Black Panther. Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley and artist Juann Cabal’s new series starts off fast paced and rarely relents. Picking up after where the run by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze, and Daniel Acuña left off, Ridley and Cabal find T’Challa bogged down with numerous commitments, some public — like being the current chairperson of the Avengers and a king in a nation that is testing out democracy — and some more private and less savory.

After a brief foray with the Avengers, readers see T’Challa attending a meeting of the new Wakandan Parliament. An echoing of dialogue plays throughout, with letterer Joe Sabino not tethering any of the word balloons to any particular figures in Juann Cabal’s image, helping sell the cacophony of discussions, with Ridley repeating “A commission to study the effects of…” It’s clear through both the dialogue and art that Wakanda’s foray into democracy is not going smoothly. When Akili, leader of Wakanda’s Hatut Zeraze remarks that “Democracy is a process,” T’Challa responds pointedly, “And so is digging a ditch. But debating the action is no substitute for putting shovel to earth.”

The T’Challa of Black Panther #1 feels far more assertive, and perhaps a little headstrong in comparison to the character in Coates’ run. I don’t normally like comparing takes on characters when creative teams change, but it’s a noticeable shift that readers, especially those that began with the preceding volume may find jarring. Part of this is Ridley’s use of captions, or rather a lack thereof. Outside of the opening and final pages, there are no captions that allow the readers inside of T’Challa’s head, creating a bit of mystique. You don’t quite know exactly what T’Challa is thinking in every moment, and that adds to the mystique of an espionage plot. Also involved are a pair of new characters who are immediately charming thanks to the art by Juann Cabal and color artist Federico Blee, who introduce the new faces in a wordless, romantic embrace.

Juann Cabal also provides the few moments of insight into T’Challa’s mood, from the calm yet firm way he leaves the meeting in parliament, to the emotions he goes through when he learns of an attack on one of his agents. In particular there’s a panel where T’Challa clearly zones in emotionally, like an elite boxer ala Terence Crawford or Errol Spence Jr. It’s the face fighters make when they’re ready to go for the kill. Cabal’s artwork brings T’Challa to life as a no-nonsense leader who has a few secrets of his own.

Without spoiling exactly what some of those secrets are, they reflect a seemingly conscious decision by the creators to syncretize the T’Challa of the preceding Coates/Stelfreeze era with some of the characteristics that made the T’Challa of Christopher Priest and Sal Velluto so iconic. The lack of trust T’Challa has for the outside world is on display, with him pointing out, “Dictators don’t pretend to be more than they are. Democracies pretend to be free and fair when they are not. In the course of an election, they can transform from being allies to adversaries.”

That being said, not everything in Black Panther #1 is successful. The dialogue at times feels stilted and sometimes a bit casual for the characters. Being the lead, T’Challa bears the brunt of this, but it also affects characters like Captain America. What the characters say worked for me, but how they said it didn’t always feel in character. There’s also a scene towards the end of the book that feels a bit cliché in its execution, and plays as if Ridley and Cabal are just trying to get through a plot development as quickly as possible. It’s not something that kills the book’s momentum, but it’s a weak moment in an issue that otherwise moves at a steady clip.

Overall, this is an exciting first step in next chapter of T’Challa’s story. While not quite a perfect start, John Ridley and Juann Cabal set a determined pace and center T’Challa as someone who relishes being a hero and king — perhaps a bit too much.

Rating 8 Good



Black Panther #1 Synopsis

Overall, this is an exciting first step in next chapter of T'Challa's story. While not quite a perfect start, John Ridley and Juann Cabal set a determined pace and center T'Challa as someone who relishes being a hero and king -- perhaps a bit too much.

Juann Cabal's artwork helps establish T'Challa's demeanor and brings life to the new characters.
John Ridley's script sets the stage quickly, and the critiques of democracy are both pointed and fitting for a hero that is also a monarch. Some of the dialogue doesn't quite work. A scene towards the issue's end is a bit cliché.

Reader Rating 1 Vote
8.7

https://aiptcomics.com/2021/11/22/black-panther-1-review/




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LEGO Marvel Black Panther Dragon Flyer 76186 Building Kit









Great detail. I like this as it compliments the Lego Talon fighter. I wish there some detailed models to put together of the Black Panther's ships.








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Namor and Valkyrie joining Marvel's core Avengers team in 2022
By George Marston

Avengers #53 brings some unlikely heroes back into the fold



The roster of Marvel's core Avengers team is expanding with two somewhat unexpected recruits from the team's past in February 2022's Avengers #53 - including at least one returning member who was straight up trying to kill the Avengers as recently as this summer.

Those two new recruits are Jane Foster, the current head Valkyrie, and Namor, King of Atlantis - who has been a recurring enemy for the Avengers throughout writer Jason Aaron's run, even recruiting his own squad of villains to fight surface world targets, and clashing with the Avengers for control of the Phoenix Force in the story Avengers: Enter the Phoenix.

Namor has been an Avenger multiple times in the past, most notably in Roger Stern's '80s Avengers run and in Geoff Johns' short-lived Avengers stint in the early '00s.

It seems Namor's return to the team, after a period as their enemy (he's often gone back and forth from hero to villain and everywhere in between), will be predicated on Doctor Doom's new Masters of Evil, formed by villains from around the Multiverse. Weirdly enough, Doom and Namor had their own long-running villainous partnership in the classic '70s title Marvel Super-Villain Team Up.

As for Jane Foster, she's also a former member of the Avengers from her time as Thor, prior to dying and being resurrected as a Valkyrie. She's since gone on to reform the Asgardian order of Valkyries, including recruiting the original Valkyrie Brunnhilde, who was herself a member of the Secret Avengers.

Even though Jane's been an Avenger before, she hasn't been on the team at the same time as Thor Odinson, from whom she inherited the mantle and powers of Thor, and to whom she returned it later on when she became Valkyrie. Avengers #53 will mark the first time both Thor and Jane have been Avengers simultaneously.

There's another surprising Avengers reunion going on in Avengers #53 - a meeting between Black Panther and Namor, the monarchs of Wakanda and Atlantis, respectively. They haven't been Avengers together in some time (if ever, for longer than a short period).

In fact, they're more recently known as bloodthirsty enemies, owing to Namor leading Atlantis in an invasion of Wakanda in Avengers vs. X-Men, and Black Panther's counterstrike in which Wakanda attacked Atlantis in the event Infinity.

Though they did sorta work together as members of Marvel's Illuminati in Jonathan Hickman's New Avengers, that partnership was tenuous at best, with Infinity complicating it even further. Black Panther and Namor's rivalry and what them both being Avengers could mean isn't lost on artist Javier Garron either, who put the two at each others' throats on the cover of Avengers #53.

It's interesting that both Jane and Namor are joining the Avengers in 2022, as Jane is about to become Thor in the MCU film sequel Thor: Love and Thunder, while Namor has been rumored as the villain of the Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever.

Avengers #53 goes on sale on February 9, 2022.

https://www.gamesradar.com/avengers-53-preview-covers-namor-valkyrie/






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'#RecastTchalla' Continues To Trend On Twitter As Journalist Claims Chadwick Boseman Wanted People To 'See The Role And Not See Me'
By Melanie Weir



After the MCU VP of Development, Nate Moore, announced on the Ringer-Verse Podcast last week that they would not be recasting T'Challa in the next Black Panther film, or for the foreseeable future, there were a lot of polarized reactions from fans.

Moore said:
"I will say the chances that you see T'Challa in our -- I'm not hedging my bets, I'm being quite honest -- T'Challa -- you will not see T'Challa in The MCU in the 616 Universe. We couldn't do it."

This announcement sent fans on Twitter into a frenzy, and #RecastTChalla quickly began trending, followed by a petition to recast the character.

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T’challa’s Dreamboat🙅🏾‍♀️
@marvelheaux
How tf mcu fans are saying “long live the king” and saying not recast T’challa at the same time??? Like…are you not getting it ??? It’s a big contradiction. #RecastTChalla


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Richard Newby
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Nov 10
I’ve always been on the fence about recasting T’Challa because Boseman’s death was so sudden and tragic and it felt insensitive. Characters are bigger than actors sure, but I also don’t want actors to just be interchangeable plugs. But I’d like to see the character again one day.

Richard Newby
@RICHARDLNEWBY
Part of me wishes that production on a sequel to Black Panther was just held off for 2-3 years so people had time to grieve, and then return to the character. I also think T’Challa is too important a role model for Black boys to never see again.


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Lonely Abandoned Beagle
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They should’ve cancelled Black Panther 2. No offense, but a Black Panther sequel without Chadwick Boseman is as disrespectful as a DCEU without Ray Fisher’s Cyborg.


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It has never been a story about the cat suit or the mantle. It started with him. Wakanda started with him and he represents Wakanda. He was created in 1966 to represent black excellence BEFORE it was a catch phrase. Before positive heros that looked like us were in M.S. media.




The main issue is that there really is no clear right answer to this question: Does the MCU preserve the legacy of an incomparable an actor as Chadwick Boseman, possibly taking away a character that has quickly become a cultural touchstone, or do they simply spin the story off in some way and introduce a new, similar hero, preserving the legacy but effectively killing T'Challa?

Some have wished that they could simply ask Boseman what he would have wanted - and yesterday, they sort of got their wish, when journalist Rowland Martin said this on his show:

"It's always tough when we lose someone that we greatly respected, but the value of the work really means that they live forever. And that was one of the things that when Chadwick Boseman and I were texting - this was April last year, he had been ill, people were commenting on his weight loss - and he said to me... 'I want them to see the role and not see me.' He said, 'That is the job of an actor. Where it's not about me, it's about the role, and people remember the role.'"

It's not necessarily a clear directive, but the tone of that quotation has led many to believe that even Chadwick Boseman himself would have wanted the role of T'Challa recast after he died.

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I started the #RecastTChalla petition because Chadwick wanted us to see the role. He believed it was bigger than him (via
@rolandsmartin
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👉🏿: http://change.org/RecastTChalla


This is certainly not a decision the result of which will be oppressive, and there is no hint of prejudice or malice from anyone involved - but this is still a case where a Black superhero is being treated differently than a white one would be. If something had happened to Chris Evans or Mark Ruffalo early on in their movie series, their roles would have been recast so that the series could continue the way it was planned. It is the nature of show business for those involved to simply say, "the show must go on."

That being said, it is also very possible that the reason for this hesitancy to recast is even more human than any of the critics are thinking. It's possible that the casting and production team is simply too saddened by Boseman's passing to consider having to film a whole movie with another man in his shoes. Though their petitions are impassioned and their pleas are well-backed, fans may be forgetting that the producers may simply not be able to emotionally handle the recasting process at this time, on top of the emotional investment that must go into making a movie as big and beloved as this. They are, after all, human.

The show may have to go on - but if it is going to result in actual pain for the production team, the movie will inevitably suffer for it. If they must wait, they should wait - but to never recast T'Challa, everyone seems to agree, would be a mistake.

https://www.enstarz.com/articles/223242/20211116/recasttchalla-twitter-rowland-martin-chadwick-boseman-tchalla-recast-tchalla.htm





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Black Panther / Re: NEW BLACK PANTHER COMIC BOOK - Preview!
« on: November 19, 2021, 05:03:47 pm »














Well, this preview was underwhelming and reeked of recycled team Avengers versus the berserking horde trope. Fortunately this is at the beginning and while we get this rather generic battle out of the way early, it will be better if this somehow connects to the main narrative. If not, that was five wasted pages that could have been used to show the Black Panther flexing in a new and unique manner. T'Challa's voice (both internal and external) did not ring true to me. It read like a somewhat healed, slightly more confident iteration of Coatesverse T'Challa... and of he, we no longer speak.





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Black Panther / Re: NEW BLACK PANTHER COMIC BOOK
« on: November 19, 2021, 08:43:57 am »


BLACK PANTHER #4
JOHN RIDLEY (W) • JUANN CABAL (A) • Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by STEPHANIE HANS • X-Gwen Variant Cover by PHIL NOTO
Stormbreakers Variant Cover by JOSHUA CASSARA



“THE LONG SHADOW” PART 4
Shuri’s life hangs in the balance, and with T’Challa off-planet, things are not looking good! But before T’Challa can help his sister…the truth will finally come out. Has the assassin’s ringleader finally been caught?!
56 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99

They are delivering some nice covers, lets hope the stories measure up to T'Challa the Black Panther's potential. Just days away til we find out.




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BLACK PANTHER LEGENDS #3 (of 4)
TOCHI ONYEBUCHI (W) • FRAN GALÁN (A)
Cover by Jahnoy Lindsay
Variant cover by Natacha Bustos

It’s time for T’Challa to claim his throne.
T’Challa’s adopted brother, Hunter, has taken control of the Hatut Zeraze and is using his secret police force to keep T’Challa in exile. If T’Challa doesn’t come home, he can’t continue his plan to open Wakanda, which Hunter blames for their father’s death. But T’Challa now knows just how much the rest of the world needs them — and just what kind of king he wants to be. Follow the new origin story by New York Times best-selling author Tochi Onyebuchi and artist Fran Galán.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99





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Black Panther / Re: NEW BLACK PANTHER COMIC BOOK
« on: November 18, 2021, 08:26:30 pm »
Black Panther, Hulk, Hawkeye and More Relaunch in This Week's Marvel Releases
Captain America and Iron Man team up while Black Panther, Hulk and Hawkeye (Kate Bishop) all relaunch with new series this week from Marvel Comics.

BY SEAN GRIBBIN



November 24 marks a week of new beginnings and epic one-shots for Marvel Comics readers to enjoy.

This upcoming Wednesday, numerous titles will launch, kickstarting brand new adventures for Earth's mightiest heroes. From ongoing to limited series and one-shot issues, fan-favorite characters like Black Panther, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Hawkeye and more will be featured in stories that will stretch from New York into deep space and galaxies even farther away.

Full article here

https://www.cbr.com/marvel-comics-black-panther-hulk-hawkeye-captain-america-iron-man-new-series/

More comic news.

BLACK PANTHER #4
JOHN RIDLEY (W) • JUANN CABAL (A) • Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by STEPHANIE HANS • X-Gwen Variant Cover by PHIL NOTO
Stormbreakers Variant Cover by JOSHUA CASSARA
"THE LONG SHADOW" PART 4
Shuri's life hangs in the balance, and with T'Challa off-planet, things are not looking good! But before T'Challa can help his sister…the truth will finally come out. Has the assassin's ringleader finally been caught?!

courtesy of CBR's BlackClaw



courtesy of CBR's Dboi654


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Black Panther / Re: VIBRANIUM TRUMPET- Black Panther Legends #2
« on: November 17, 2021, 09:57:27 am »


John Ridley had better come strong. Tochi Onyebuchi's Legends Black Panther #2 reads very well. It is concise and well paced. The changes he made may be missed by the casual or new BP reader but they still come off as more a nuance than unnecessary or a deconstruction. All characters voices rang true and there was a good dynamic between T'Challa and Ororo that distinguishes Onyebuchi from predecessors Claremont and Dickey. With only two issues in, I like this telling of Black Panther enough to read it as a 12 issue maxi series. If this series continues to read well to its conclusion, I could see inviting Tochi Onyebuchi back to scribe other historical BP adventures and/or creating some new ones. I hope John Ridley's first two issue read as well.





SPOILERS!







As an enthusiast of the super hero aesthetic I would like to see young T'Challa in some cool looking, high tech Afrakan futurist attire.



Note how they refer to "the Wolf" and not the "bull" as in DeRuyter the Bull as the person they answer to. Apparently he has been retconned out of the story.

T'Challa is smooth, confident in his abilities, with a no compromise attitude.



Cool intro. Storm shines as she usual in a BP comic. What Tochi Onyebuchi got right was neither was compromised by having one save the other. Very smart on his part.



I like Storm describing the rumors and mystique of Wakanda and the Black Panther.



Age appropriate young teens, no sex scenes and yet you can feel their romance burgeoning.



I don't like the insistence and constant stating going back to Aaron's Avengers that Wakanda ignores and does not help other Afrakan countries. It makes them look petty, immature, unsophisticated and cowardly. As a narrative it just doesn't make sense.





I purposefully left out the new and juicer parts of the story and just showed how well Tochi Onyebuchi handled the Black Panther and Storm's romance. He remained much closer to Claremont's version.

This was the kind of storytelling I was expecting from Kyle Baker.

This was a good read, the artwork was nice and I am looking forward to issue number three.





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Black Panther / Re: VIBRANIUM TRUMPET- Black Panther Legends #2
« on: November 17, 2021, 09:11:09 am »
My cousin and I were discussing issue #1 and he commented that he really appreciated how Tochi Onyebuchi integrated and connected T'Challa to his father death in such a creatively integral and unique way thus distinguishing T'Challa from any other character to take the mantle of Black Panther. T'Challa has to live with the consequences of actions leading directly to his father being killed by Klaw.

An act of kindness and protection of an innocent...





leads to...






Now I would argue that Kimoyo beads are given at birth and as such would be hard to overlook their loss, especially so for T'Challa. Note that young T'Challa wears kimoyo beads on both his wrists. Second, I would argue that not only would they not work for anyone other than whom they were made for, this being especially true for a non Wakandan. Not to mention the tech is incompatible with anything Klaw could get his hands on. Also we can't overlook the fact that Klaw was able to smuggle weapons not only into Wakanda but into the office of the king. Wakandan security measures are like nonexistent.

Some may contest that this is a young readers limited series and as such doesn't require such details but I would counter that this lack of details runs rampant through BP ongoing series for decades. It wouldn't take much for a limited or ongoing series to have Klaw state he was part of a coalition made up of Hydra and A.I.M. who have connects with the Atlanteans, Skrulls and some Kree dissidents to justify them circumventing Wakandan tech.

I haven't been satisfied with any rendering of T'Chaka's death. It should take a lot to kill him. A coalition as described above would fit the bill. Having T'Challa kill Klaw would be poetic as would the previously mentioned coalition reviving Klaw and making him into a being composed of raw energy. Of course if you want to keep it in house just have Klaw being seen as a super rich, scientific genius on par with Stark or Richards; create his own tech; invade Wakanda and get summarily defeated; transform himself into an energy being and then engage T'Chaka. This would make more sense to me.

On to Legends Black Panther #2.


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Black Panther / Re: VIBRANIUM TRUMPET- Black Panther Legends #2
« on: November 17, 2021, 07:34:49 am »
Black Panther Legends (2021) #2 (Variant)



Published:
November 17, 2021
Writer:
Tochi Onyebuchi
Penciler:
Fran Galan, Setor Fiadzigbey
Cover Artist:
Joshua Cassara

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Chadwick Boseman had this to say...

Chadwick Boseman Gets Emotional About Black Panther's Cultural Impact
https://youtu.be/6J-D86wfxiE

Chadwick Boseman Talks Black Panther
https://youtu.be/f6p9L_-Nfwg

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More from Nate Moore...

"You will not see T’Challa in the MCU/616 universe. We couldn't do it. When Chad passed, it was a real conversation we had with [Ryan] Coogler about, 'What do we do?' It was a fast conversation. It wasn't weeks. It was minutes of we have to figure out how to move that franchise on without that character because I think we all feel so much of T’Challa in the MCU on the screen, not in comics, is tied to Chadwick’s performance, is what he brought to that role both 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. So the challenge for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is telling a story without T'Challa. And I think it’s a challenge we’re up for, and obviously we’re in the middle of it and we’re figuring it out, and so far I think what we’re getting is great, but the challenge of the movie, I think, is to entertain people, but there will be a level of I think catharsis in people coming back to this universe without that guy, because that guy and that universe, to me, are one and the same. So as filmmakers and storytellers, you have to figure out how people are gonna feel going into your movie and what you want that movie to say about that guy who’s not going to be in the movie."



T’Challa Won’t Appear In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Or The MCU Ever Again, And There’s A Good Reason Why
By Adam Holmes

We’ve seen the last of T’Challa in the MCU.

Following the death of Chadwick Boseman on August 28, 2020, speculation unfolded over whether or not T’Challa would be recast for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. By the end of that year, it was confirmed that a new actor not take over the role Boseman played in four Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, and the following month, it was also made clear the character wouldn’t be recreated digitally. Well, it turns out that this decision extends to the rest of the MCU as well, and there’s a good reason why we won’t ever see T’Challa again in the superhero franchise.

It Didn't Take Long To Rule Out Seeing T'Challa In The MCU Again
Marvel Studios producer Nate Moore recently stopped by The Ringer to talk about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and other MCU movies he’s had a hand in developing, like Eternals and Blade. When asked about what it’s like handling T’Challa moving forward, specifically balancing the loyalty to his fanbase and the actor who played him with the future of the Black Panther/Wakanda-centric corner of the MCU, Moore answered:

"You will not see T’Challa in the MCU/616 universe. We couldn't do it. When Chad passed, it was a real conversation we had with [Ryan] Coogler about, 'What do we do?' It was a fast conversation. It wasn't weeks. It was minutes of we have to figure out how to move that franchise on without that character because I think we all feel so much of T’Challa in the MCU on the screen, not in comics, is tied to Chadwick’s performance, is what he brought to that role both on and off screen, I would argue."

So rather than T’Challa sitting out Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and then being played by another actor later on in the MCU, Avengers: Endgame will mark the last time we ever see this version of the character. It didn’t take long for Nate Moore, director/writer Ryan Coogler and the rest of the Wakanda Forever team to decided that because Chadwick Boseman had done so well as T’Challa, it didn’t feel appropriate bringing someone new to fill the late actor’s shoes.

A T-Challa-less Black Panther 2 Provided A Unique Narrative Challenge

As such, someone else will take over the Black Panther mantle for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and while Marvel hasn’t revealed yet who that someone will be, the logical assumption has been it will be Letitia Wright’s Shuri, T’Challa’s sister who was briefly Black Panther in the comics. It’s also unclear how T’Challa’s fate will be addressed in the sequel, but Nate Moore added that the character’s absence required the filmmakers to think outside the box to deliver a compelling story for moviegoers. In his words:

"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. So the challenge for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is telling a story without T'Challa. And I think it’s a challenge we’re up for, and obviously we’re in the middle of it and we’re figuring it out, and so far I think what we’re getting is great, but the challenge of the movie, I think, is to entertain people, but there will be a level of I think catharsis in people coming back to this universe without that guy, because that guy and that universe, to me, are one and the same. So as filmmakers and storytellers, you have to figure out how people are gonna feel going into your movie and what you want that movie to say about that guy who’s not going to be in the movie."

Along with Letitia Wright, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s other familiar faces will include Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett and Martin Freeman, and Dominque Thorne will also debut as Riri Williams ahead of leading Disney+’s Ironheart series. I May Destroy You creator/star Michaela Cole has been cast in an undisclosed role, and it was once rumored that Narcos: Mexico actor Tenoch Huerta came aboard to play Namor the Sub-Mariner. Earlier this month, production shut down reportedly due to Wright still recovering from an injury she suffered back in late August.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now set to arrive on November 11, 2022. Our upcoming Marvel movies guide is available to those of you curious about what else the MCU is prepping for theaters, and you can watch most of the past MCU movies on Disney+.

https://www.cinemablend.com/superheroes/tchalla-wont-appear-in-black-panther-wakanda-forever-or-the-mcu-ever-again-and-theres-a-good-reason-why




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Nate Moore on the possibility of recasting T’Challa...



“You will not see T'Challa in the MCU 616-Universe. We couldn’t do it…so much of T'Challa in the MCU is tied to Chadwick’s performance.”

https://twitter.com/charlesxholmes/s...17043720568838

courtesy of CBR's Dboi654

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