Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced that Black Panther 2 won’t recast Chadwick Boseman following the T’Challa actor’s death. Marvel Studios will take forward with the Black Panther franchise, but the studio will not recast Chadwick Boseman’s King T’Challa. Chadwick Boseman, the Black Panther Marvel film star, has died at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer on 29th August 2020.

Boseman graduated in 2000 from Howard University, a historically Black college in Washington, DC. While there, he also attended the British American Drama Academy at Oxford in 1998.

Boseman had been battling the disease since 2016, the year he first appeared as T’Challa in the Russo Brothers’ directed Captain America: Civil War.

 

At Disney’s Investor Day, the studio unveiled the premiere date for Black Panther 2, the highly anticipated sequel to Marvel’s Black Panther, which starred the late actor Chadwick Boseman, and revealed that the franchise will not be recasting his role of T’Challah, the original Black Panther.

Black Panther II scheduled to be released on July 8th, 2022. It’s being written and directed by Ryan Coogler, who helmed the first Black Panther, which went on to gross over $1 billion at the box office worldwide and earned Marvel Studios its first Oscar nomination for Best Picture.

 

Disney just made a deluge of announcements at its 2020 Investor Day, including updates on new Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney Animation studios projects, as well as updates on Disney Plus and Disney’s other streaming services.

Here’s everything you need to know from the event:

Academy Award-winning actor Christian Bale will join the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder as the villain Gorr the God Butcher. In theaters May 6, 2022.

 

WandaVision

The Falcon and the Winter Solider

Loki

Hawkeye

What If?

Ironheart

Moon Knight

She-Hulk

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

 

I Am Groot

Black Panther 2

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Spider-Man

Wandavision

 

Raya and the Last Dragon

 

Walt Disney Studios Content

Lucasfilm

Lucasfilm announced an impressive number of exciting Disney+ series and new feature films destined to expand the Star Wars galaxy like never before. Among the projects for Disney+ are Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring Ewan McGregor with Hayden Christensen returning as Darth Vader, and two series set in the Mandalorian era from Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni: Rangers of the New Republic and Ahsoka, a series featuring the fan favorite character Ahsoka Tano.

Additional new titles announced for Disney+ include AndorStar Wars: The Bad BatchStar Wars: VisionsLandoThe Acolyte, and A Droid Story. The studio is also revisiting Willow in a new series with Warwick Davis returning in the title role.

The next feature film in the Star Wars franchise, releasing in December 2023, will be Rogue Squadron, which will be directed by Patty Jenkins of the Wonder Woman franchise. The next installment of the Indiana Jones franchise directed by James Mangold, a Star Wars feature film by writer/director Taika Waititi and Children of Blood & Bone, based on Tomi Adeyemi’s New York Times bestselling novel, round out the feature-film slate.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Production

For Disney+, the studio unveiled a star-studded lineup of original movies and officially confirmed it will produce Hocus Pocus 2, reboots of Three Men and a Baby with Zac Efron and Cheaper by the Dozen with Kenya Barris and Gabrielle Union, and a new Sister Act film starring Whoopi Goldberg, who is on board as a producer with Tyler Perry.

Additional Disney+ projects revealed include Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers, a hybrid live action-animated film starring John Mulaney and Andy Samberg; Pinocchio, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks; Peter Pan & Wendy, starring Jude Law as Captain Hook and Yara Shahidi as Tinker Bell; and Disenchanted, with Amy Adams returning as Giselle. New live-action biographical films set for the service include Greek Freak, about NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo, as well as projects about Keanon Lowe and Chris Paul. The group is also developing new animated takes on favorite 20th Century Studios’ titles Diary of a Wimpy KidThe Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild, starring Simon Pegg; and Night at the Museum.

The studio also previewed its slate of feature films including Jungle CruiseCruella; a prequel to The Lion King; and The Little Mermaid.

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Walt Disney Animation Studios made several announcements today, highlighting the upcoming feature film Encanto, which includes new songs by Emmy®, GRAMMY® and Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and is slated for theaters in November 2021. The studio also revealed that Raya and the Last Dragon will debut simultaneously on Disney+ Premier Access and in theatres in March 2021.

Marking the first animated series produced by WDAS, the studio also revealed several new series for Disney+ including BaymaxZootopia+Tiana and Moana, The Series, as well as Iwájú, which will be produced in collaboration with the Pan-African comic book entertainment company Kugali.

Pixar Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios revealed its upcoming slate of original series for Disney+ and feature films. Among the titles are Pixar’s first-ever long-form animated series Win or Lose, which debuts exclusively on Disney+ in Fall 2023, and two brand-new feature films slated for theaters in 2022, Academy Award®-winning director Domee Shi’s Turning Red, and Lightyear, the definitive origin story of the hero that inspired the toy. Chris Evans will voice the hero on his journey to becoming the most famous Space Ranger ever. Slated for theaters next summer is the original feature film Luca.

Additional details were shared about new Disney+ series, including Inside PixarPixar PopcornDug Days, and Cars, as well as the upcoming feature film Soul and short Burrow—both debuting on Disney+ on December 25, 2020.

Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios shared plans for the expansion and future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, revealing details about upcoming content for both Disney+ and theaters. Among dozens of upcoming projects, three new series for Disney+ were revealed, including the Samuel L. Jackson-starrer Secret InvasionIronheart with Dominique Thorne as a genius inventor, and Armor Wars, starring Don Cheadle as James Rhodes aka War Machine who faces Tony Stark’s worst fears.

These will join the studios robust lineup of Disney+ titles including WandaVisionThe Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki; the animated series What If…?Ms. MarvelHawkeye, with Hailee Steinfeld joining Jeremy Renner in the series; She-Hulk, starring Tatiana Maslany in the title role alongside co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth; Moon KnightGuardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special; and a series of original shorts, I Am Groot, featuring everyone’s favorite baby tree.

Included in a host of new feature film reveals were Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the third feature in the “Ant-Man” franchise, and Fantastic Four, which introduces Marvel’s most iconic family. Marvel Studios’ upcoming feature films also include Black WidowShang Chi and The Legend of The Ten RingsEternalsDoctor Strange In The Multiverse of MadnessThor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther 2BladeCaptain Marvel 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

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