A link to an entire recent discussion of why recasting is a bad idea and including the video of Feige saying very clearly and publicly that they would not recast:
Everyone please accept that not recasting, and moving forward with the franchise, is the right thing for Chadwick's legacy and anything else would be inappropriate. And the decisions are already made - by the people close to him, no less.
@Mdsb759 Something they have confirmed they would never do.
Black Panther 2018 meant so much to so many people across the world, and Chadwick has spoken about his excitement that they get to give that to the world again in a sequel - it seems he very much wanted it to continue, regardless of himself. Continuing the franchise is massively important to give the world that again and keep the massively important legacy of this character going, as well as continuing the stories of all the brilliant surrounding characters, and Wakanda as a world that itself means a lot to so many.
The show references the Terrigen outbreak from between AoS Seasons 2 and 3, the fact that the world has heard of Inhumans from AoS Season 3, and the fact that superheroes are supposed to be registered from Civil War.
Nothing else in the MCU has ever referenced the show in return.
Almost certainly. She knows Matt Murdock is Daredevil, and the world knows Matt Murdock is in fact alive - Matt is public again at the end of Season 3, working at Nelson, Murdock & Page, and Frank knows Matt is alive come The Punisher: Season 2.
Presumably a release in the second half of 2023 then.
All of those directors sound like excellent choices. I don't really know J. D. Dillard's work, but from the rest, Steven Caple Jr. sounds like the most suited to a Marvel film.
But Barry Jenkins would reeeaaally intrigue me. To be fair, him doing The Lion King 2 is already a step out of his usual fare.
The mess described in this question is my exact problem with this concept.
Not everything has to be taken verbatim from the comics. The titles have often not been before, and even when they have, they've been incorporated as part of an actual film title ("Avengers: Age of Ultron", "Captain America: Civil War", "Thor: Ragnarok").
Some stuff just doesn't directly translate to an effective film or show title.
The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever title feels to me like putting a meme in your title, which I find cringeworthy. The only reasons I don't hate it are it does still have a basis in the films, and seems to be an attempt to reference Chadwick's legacy. It still, however, feels like a title you wouldn't give the film if not for memes.
Sounds like I don't need to explain why Marvel's The Marvels is a stupid title.
And a bad new Black Panther II title, terrible new Captain Marvel 2 title, and Ant-Man and Guardians 3 dates.
Marvel Television boss Jeph Loeb confirmed the Adventure into Fear shows were connected to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. through the same iteration of Ghost Rider.
The show contains the MCU-exclusive brand O'Harren's Scotch Whisky from several of the shows.
The show contains MCU-exclusive newspaper The San Francisco Tribune from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
The show contains MCU-exclusive newspaper The Dallas Record from Iron Man 2.
The show contains MCU-exclusive newspaper The New Orleans Gazette from Cloak & Dagger.
The show contains the MCU-exclusive design of the Roxxon logo from Cloak & Dagger.
Actors and tweets have referred to it as MCU.
Paul Zbyszewski's interviews referred to the show primarily as not tied to the MCU, as in not tying into anything else, telling a standalone story. In the same interviews, he referred to it as "a pocket of the universe", making it clearer what he meant.
The show is MCU, just standalone.
Ah, the user who has hidden roles in a highly remarkable number of MCU projects is back.
Here's a timeline for you:
Late October 2020 - After spending time with her fiance Zach in Indiana, living in his parents' house, Elizabeth packs up their L.A. apartment and flies to London to film her Apple TV show, Suspicion (her only confirmed upcoming project). Source.
24 February 2021 - Ms. Marvel (filming in Atlanta) is coming close to wrapping. Source.
c. 26 February 2021 - José Alfredo Fernandez is added to the Spider-Man: No Way Home IMDb cast as "Shield Agent".
28 February 2021 - When asked by a fan, "Do you think there's a chance that Jemma would ever appear somewhere else in the MCU, like, outside of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?", Elizabeth says, "I mean, maybe! There's a lot of Marvel things going at the moment. Never say never, I would love to. Um... yeah, so!" Source.
4 March 2021 - After filming Suspicion in London for 4 months, Elizabeth Henstridge flies back to America to reunite with her fiance Zach. She wears a hat with cartoon eyes. Source.
4 March 2021 - The reunion is in Atlanta, not L.A. or Indiana, and they stay there for a while. Source.
5 March 2021 - Ms. Marvel (filming in Atlanta) starts to wrap up. Source.
26 March 2021 - Spider-Man: No Way Home (filming in Atlanta) wraps filming. Source.
27 March 2021 - Atlanta Filming, who posts informed paparazzi shots teasing things about Marvel productions in Atlanta, posts a picture of Elizabeth Henstridge in Atlanta, saying, "Look who just left Atlanta. This should cause aneurysms. Enjoy your aneurysms!" Source.
28 March 2021 - After fan speculation that the picture is just from a momentary stop-off on her 4 March flight on her way back to L.A./Indiana due to her hat, Atlanta filming confirms it is not. Source.
28 March 2021 - Elizabeth Henstridge, now back in Indiana, references having things left in a warehouse in Atlanta from her travel. Source.
30 March 2021 - Elizabeth talks about why things are a bit chaotic in her life at the moment: "Wrapped up a little bit in London, and then came to America, got reunited with my fiance Zach. We met up in Atlanta, we spent a bit of time there. Sort of, um... things didn't go entirely to plan, and now we're back in Indiana! Nothing bad, just you know, Covid, Covid delays. So, we're back in Indiana, we're currently staying in a hotel, we're quarantining." Source.
17 April 2021 - In response to a TikTok comment "Blink twice in the next video if you're in the new Spider-Man movie 🤫 I promise I won't tell anyone", Elizabeth says, "😂😂😳".
25 April 2021 - It would appear Elizabeth uses that hat a lot especially when flying, further showing that April photo needn't have just been from the one 4 April trip. Source.
That photo is from September 2020, I tracked it down (it was deleted). So it's not Elizabeth. It also doesn't look like her.
I'll explain the Elizabeth evidence in another post.
The character's legacy can be continued without the recasting of T'Challa, which would be too difficult for many people to deal with, and seen by many to be disrespectful. It creates competition, awkwardness, discomfort for audiences and cast/crew, and an implication that Chadwick was able to be replaced. I know I would certainly really struggle with it.
Ultimately, it is most important to honour the real life person.
Chadwick wanted the franchise to continue, yes, and we know that. And it is continuing. But there are far better ways to honour the character of T'Challa than to replace him. Now the character, what he means to people, his impact, and his legacy can live on through everything the film will hopefully strive to achieve, and that legacy can be a unified one of Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa, not a broken legacy between actors and characters, or continuing like nothing happened. They have done the right thing.
Here's Feige's words on the subject, and confirmation that T'Challa will not be recast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Htz4AKPa_k
Joker was not recast, he was cast for new continuities.
Because Chadwick Boseman is irreplaceable. No one can fill his shoes, no one should try, no one should be compared. He deserves to be honoured, not replaced. And the cast and crew who knew and loved Chadwick have talked about how they absolutely want it this way and could not have worked with someone taking Chadwick's place.
They have already confirmed that they will not recast him, and I think that is undoubtedly the right decision.