Marvel confirms Chadwick Boseman's character won't be replaced in 'Black Panther 2'

They will honor Boseman's integrity in the film.

In November it was confirmed that Disney was indeed moving forward with a 'Black Panther' sequel after the death of star Chadwick Boseman over the summer.

Disney's announcement said that Ryan Coogler will return to direct and the film will honor Boseman's legacy & portrayal of T'Challa. The film will focus on the characters from the award-winning first film.

The film has been pushed back to a July 8, 2022 release date while Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett will all reprise their roles for the film. Tenoch Huerta of 'Narcos: Mexico' has signed on to play a villain role.