"Black Panther" Chadwick Boseman passes away

eastisbest

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I have to think the people at Disney were in the know here. It gives a better explanation as to why we haven't gotten Black Panther 2....I wouldn't be surprised if with knowledge of the situation, they didn't secretly film some passing of the Black Panther title to a new actor or one of the existing Wakanda actors. I also can see Disney completely bungling this like they did with Star Wars but Feige has done such a stellar job managing the MCU, that I imagine that will they at least get something acceptable in the MCU.
That makes so much sense (now that i hear it) but if you're Disney, how do you even approach that conversation? It would almost have to be Boseman's suggestion and I hope he got a pretty nickle for family and any charities he wanted to support after his passing.
 

eastisbest

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Can you name all the actors who have played Batman?
they got this thing called "google" now, kind of makes on-line movie trivia games a bit of a pip. I was surprised at how many. Den of Geek lists ten but they include the lego batman and the one not out yet.
 
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PantherProud

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I have to think the people at Disney were in the know here. It gives a better explanation as to why we haven't gotten Black Panther 2 yet and maybe will never get one. That first movie made way too much money and was too popular to have the character sit for so long without another solo movie.

Disney is going to have to be very creative or simply write the character out and pass on the title of Black Panther. The Black Panther is something that can be passed to a new person in the comics and I would think a recast is not possible with how synonymous Boseman is with the character. I wouldn't be surprised if with knowledge of the situation, they didn't secretly film some passing of the Black Panther title to a new actor or one of the existing Wakanda actors. I also can see Disney completely bungling this like they did with Star Wars but Feige has done such a stellar job managing the MCU, that I imagine that will they at least get something acceptable in the MCU.

I dunno, the Black Panther director, who he was close with, didn’t even know.
 

eastisbest

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The purpose of the above question was not to name all the actors but to suggest that the Batman character was interchangeable and I wonder why they couldn't do the same with the Black Panther character.
Sorry, I missed your point. I guess they could go either way. The movies tend to just get another actor but the comics tend to pass the wand. Like Bond, I don't think any of the Batman/Superman actors got to the point of owning the role. I think feelings might be a bit different with Boseman, since he lost the role through death and there's been this outpouring. Reeves maybe too but he was TV and Reeve had long given up the role.

We'll see. I'm fine with either approach really.
 

arizonawildcat

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Well, I just saw my first Chadwick Boseman picture, "21 Bridges", a fairly predictable corrupt cops movie. But Boseman was really good, and now I can see why so many people were upset by his death.
 

SC10EHS15

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Can you name all the actors who have played Batman?
I'll give it a whirl:
Adam West
Michael Keaton
Val Kilmer
George Clooney
Christian Bale
Ben Affleck
Robert Pattinson (upcoming)
Kevin Conroy (voice acting)

Forgot Will Arnett for Lego Batman. These are all off the top of my head so I'm sure I could be missing more.
 

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