Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black Panther in Marvel movies, has recorded several episodes of the new series What If …?, Exclusive to the Disney streaming platform, before dying, according to the CEO of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige.
The Marvel artist died at the age of 43 of colon cancer, a disease he kept secret while filming for Hollywood. His last physical performance was in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom , a biographical film directed by George C. Wolfe.
In the case of Marvel, the production of What If …? – an animated series that will explore what would happen if the main moments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies happened differently – has Boseman recordings for an episode in which Yondu takes T’Challa as a child instead of Peter Quill.
Marvel has not yet revealed what will become of the future of Black Panther after the sudden death of the protagonist. Executives have pointed out that they will not resort to 3D designs to replace the actor, so we could soon have a new Black Panther played by someone from the franchise’s cast.
What If …? It will hit the Disney platform in 2021. It should be noted that the episode with Boseman may be released later, considering that the production is already working on the second season of the animated series, each with ten episodes.
Shortly after Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige revealed the cast members, distributor Marvel Entertainment released the new synopsis for the film.
As the name of the Marvel movie implies, the synopsis suggests that Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) was once a member of the Ten Rings, the terrorist organization first introduced in Iron Man in 2008.
“Shang-Chi must confront the past that he thought was left behind when he was drawn into the network of the mysterious organization of the Ten Rings,” reads the Marvel synopsis.