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Black Panther: Chadwick Boseman’s brother says late actor wants Marvel to reprise King T’Challa

Chadwick BosemanDerrick’s brother has stated that the late actor would have wanted his role to be Black Panther recast.

Boseman died of cancer in 2020 at the age of 43. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016 but decided not to make the news public.

In an interview with TMZ, Derrick Boseman says he thinks his brother’s character, King T’Challa, needs to live on. Black Panther Franchising. Even if that means replacing Boseman in the role.

He added that there aren’t many “positive effects on young black children” and that Marvel chance to bring T’Challa back and give fans a superhero they can trust.

Derrick made it clear that “Chadwick never explicitly expressed his wishes, prior to his death, about what would happen to the character”.

However, he personally believes that Boseman would want T’Challa to continue living in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel fans have launched a petition about Change.org asked Marvel to “react King T’Challa to honor Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther Franchising”.

The petition was signed by more than 44,000 people.

“If Marvel Studios gets rid of T’Challa, it will make audiences (especially Black boys and men) see themselves in him,” the petition reads. “That also includes the millions of fans who have been inspired by the character. The number one way to kill a legend, is to stop telling their story. ”

The petitioners asked for clarification that their efforts did not mean they wanted Marvel to replace Boseman, but merely asked to continue portraying T’Challa in the MCU.

In this week, hashtag #RecastTChalla is also trending on Twitter.

“Chadwick Boseman overcame cancer to give T’Challa life. Now you want to kill T’Challa despite Chadwick Boseman’s sacrifice and hard work? #RecastTchalla out of respect for Chadwick and the character’s history! ” one fan wrote.

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Emma Bowman

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