Based on this reveal, it’s safe to say that Marvel Studios is handling the situation very well. Fans rejoiced when it was revealed that the studio will not recast the T’Challa role for the sequel, meaning that they are on board with the whole strategy.
While speaking with Deadline, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige explained how the MCU will handle the upcoming narrative of Black Panther 2 following Chadwick Boseman’s passing. Feige pointed out that a good chunk of the comics and the first Black Panther film relied heavily on Wakanda, admitting that it is “a place to further explore with characters and different subcultures.”
On top of that, Feige assured fans that they are not going to have a “CG Chadwick” while also confirming (once again) that they are not recasting T’Challa for the sequel
“So much of the comics and that first movie is the world of Wakanda. Wakanda is a place to further explore with characters and different subcultures. This was always and initially the primary focus of the next story. We’re not going to have a CG Chadwick and we’re not recasting T’Challa. Ryan Coogler is working very hard right now on the script with all the respect and love and genius that he has, which gives us great solace, so it was always about furthering the mythology and the inspiration of Wakanda. There’s also the task of honoring and respecting the ongoing learnings and teachings from Chad as well.”
Placing the focus on Wakanda makes narrative sense since the location itself presents exciting story opportunities. In MCU canon, Wakanda has yet to be explored thoroughly, and it will be interesting to uncover more secrets that lie within the aforementioned country.