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Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther Will Not Be Recast and Other Highlights from Disney’s Investor Day Announcements 2020

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BLACK PANTHER, Chadwick Boseman, 2018. © Marvel / © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures /Courtesy Everett Collection

During today’s Investor Day announcements at Disney, the Disney Twitter account tweeted highlights of the announcements for 4 hours in one thread.  Among the highlights included the announcement that Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther will NOT be recast in order to honor Boseman’s legacy.  Instead, Black Panther 2 will focus on the world of Wakanda.

Other Marvel highlights from the announcements:

  • The Ms. Marvel series coming to Disney+ late 2021.

  • Captain Marvel 2 coming to theaters November 11, 2022.
  • Hawkeye featuring Jeremy Renner returning as Hawkeye teaming up with Marvel comics’ Kate Bishop played by Hailee Steinfeld.  The original series will air on Disney+.
  • She-Hulk is coming to Disney+ with Tatiana Maslany as Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk and Tim Roth returning as the Abomination and Mark Ruffalo as Hulk himself.
  • Other original series coming to Disney+ include Moon Knight, Secret Invasion starring Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury, Ironheart, Armor Wars featuring Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, a new The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special written and directed by James Gunn (coming in 2022), and I Am Groot.
  • Christian Bale joins the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder as the villain Gorr the God Butcher premiering in theaters May 6, 2022.
  • A new Blade feature film with Mahershala Ali as Blade.
  • The 3rd Ant-Man movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer with Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang and Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror.
  • A new Fantastic Four feature with Jon Watts directing.