Is trouble brewing in the magical kingdom of Wakanda?
It is being reported that Chadwick Boseman could possibly not return for the sequel of the all-time blockbuster Black Panther that took America by storm in 2018, Eurweb.com states.
Citing Cosmic Book News, Boseman, 42, is said to be looking for a raise to reprise the beloved role of T’Challa, the ruler of Wakanda. Boseman’s role powered the film toward box office records and a permanent place in the annals of Black cinema.
Cosmic Book News states that “it should be noted that the rumors come from 4Chan, so take everything with a huge grain of salt, but that said, it is known that Kevin Feige and Marvel are going a huge politically correct route with at least their Phase 4 plans, so I wouldn’t be surprised by anything that happens.”
Boseman has yet to respond to the reports.
Black Panther grossed over $700 million domestically and $1.3 billion overall when you include international theater receipts. The 2022 sequel, which will be directed by Ryan Coogler, is expected to feature returning stars Leticia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke and Danai Gurira.
Meanwhile, the actor who has been hailed for his believable portrayals of Black legends Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall, startled fans when he posted this video (below) recently. While advocating for Black health during the coronavirus pandemic, fans noted his radical weight loss and speculated that he is preparing for an upcoming movie role.
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I am hearing stories of desperation from people all over the country, and we know our communities are suffering the most and urgently need help. Celebrating #JackieRobinsonDay with the launch of Thomas Tull’s #Operation42, a donation of 4.2 million dollars in personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals that service the African American Communities who have been hit the hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic. Thank you, Jackie, for refusing to accept the world as it is, for showing us that we can make a difference.