The Disney 2020 Investor Day has just unveiled Disney’s grand plans for Marvel, Star Wars, Disney+ shows and more movies.
During the session, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige assured fans that the “Black Panther” sequel will honour Chadwick Boseman’s legacy and won’t recast the iconic role of T’Challa.
“I wanted to acknowledge the devastating loss of a dear friend and member of the Marvel Studios family,” Feige was quoted as saying. “Chadwick Boseman was an immensely talented actor and an inspirational individual who affected all of our lives professionally and personally. His portrayal of T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel’s past.”
He continued, “It’s for that reason that we will not recast the character. However, to honour the legacy that Chad helped us build through his portrayal of the king of Wakanda, we want to continue to explore the world of Wakanda and all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film. Writer/director Ryan Coogler is hard at work on the sequel now, and we’ll bring the film to you in theaters 8th July, 2022.”
In addition, Feige also confirmed a “Fantastic Four” film in the works and it will be helmed by “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Far From Home” director Jon Watts. “I’m happy to announce a film about one of the truly iconic Marvel families – in fact, Marvel’s first family: the Fantastic Four. We’re working on a feature now and it will be directed by the director of our recent Spider-Man films, Jon Watts,” he added.
Jon Watts will direct the new feature film for Marvel's First Family, Fantastic Four! pic.twitter.com/Eu26ghxbGT
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) December 11, 2020