In 2018, Marvel Cinematic Universe gave the fans first Black Panther movie starring Chadwick Boseman in the titular role. It is considered as one of the best MCU films and fans loved how it showed the whole of Wakandan culture. After the release, this Boseman starrer opened to great reviews and responses from the fans.
However, the first time Chadwick Boseman made an appearance as T’Challa or Black Panther was in the 2016 film, Captain America: Civil War. After 2 years, there was a full-fledged movie on the superhero from Wakanda. Last year, as a part of its Phase 4 projects, Marvel announced that there will be Black Panther 2. However, there’s sad news for the actor’s fans.
As reported by 4chan, Chadwick Boseman won’t be a part of Black Panther anymore. The report states, ” Marvel wants Namor to replace Black Panther as their premiere black hero, with Atlantis being made up of sub-saharans who integrated with the original Atlanteans (lending more weight to Kilmonger’s famous epitaph).”
The reports mention that the reason for the same is also that Boseman is requesting for a fat paycheque to be a part of the Marvel film. However, MCU isn’t willing to pay him that much. A similar thing happened with Iron Man actor Terrence Howard who asked for a big pay raise to play the role of War Machine. Marvel disagreed and he was replaced by Don Cheadle from the second part of Robert Downey Jr’s superhero franchise.
If there is any truth to the reports and if MCU isn’t willing to pay Chadwick Boseman, it means the role of T’Challa will be played by some other actor in Black Panther 2. However, we can’t imagine anyone else playing the role. On the contrary, Chadwick has signed a contract with Marvel and BP might have a threequel too. Only time will tell if Chadwick Boseman is still a part of MCU or not.