Marvel has confirmed that the iconic role of Black Panther will not be recast following the death of Chadwick Boseman. "(Boseman's) portrayal of T'Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends any iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel's past, and it's for that reason, that we will not react the character," Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said during his presentation at Disney Investor Day.
However, the series is expected to continue, albeit without its leading man. Marvel did not specify who will take up the main role in the upcoming movie, scheduled to be released on July 8, 2022.Boseman passed away in August after fighting a private battle with colon cancer. The death of the beloved 43-years-old star left the world sorrowful and bewildered, having had no inkling of his fatal disease. Black Panther director Ryan Coogler was one of the people in the dark about the health status of his leading man.Black Panther is one of Marvel’s most lucrative brands, having earned more than a billion dollars at the box office after just a month of being released.