'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' Movie Review
Honoring Chadwick Boseman’s legacy, the film is a good sequel that introduces exciting new characters to the MCU, but never overcomes the late actors’ absence.
The film was put in jeopardy in 2020 when the franchise’s lead actor, Chadwick Boseman tragically died of cancer. Returning director Ryan Coogler and co-writer Joe Robert Cole were forced to rewrite the script, and choosing not to recast the character, find a way to explain his absence. Their choice was to kill off the character, which would be the second and ultimately last time T’Challa died in the Marvel Universe, after disintegrating when Thanos snapped his fingers in ’Avengers: Infinity War.’