This latest rumour comes from YouTuber Grace Randolph. It reiterates previous rumours that Marvel will use a Digital double to recreate Chadwick Boseman. Randolph writes on Twitter
I hear that they are making a Chadwick Boseman digital double that’s looking very lifelike…
the current plan is that T’Challa will die in battle at the beginning of the film & Shuri becomes the new Black Panther.
The idea of using a Digital Double isn’t a new one and was theorised back in October by insider Daniel Richtman. He stated the studio would go down the same route Disney did with Carrie Fisher in the Star Wars franchise. Randolph also states that T’Challa will die in the movie before Shuri takes on the mantle of Black Panther, a storyline straight out of the comics. Shuri became Black Panther in 2009’s Black Panther #5.
Randolph also stated that this movie will also see the introduction of Namor and Atlantis. She did add a caveat though “We’ll see if they stick with that”. Namor is the leader of Atlantis and a character many fans have been keen to see introduced to the MCU. There has even been comments back in 2018 from Kevin Feige stating Namor could be introduced it’s just a matter of IF and WHEN.
Whether there is any truth to these rumours only time will tell. What do you make of this rumour? Do you want to see Shuri as Black Panther facing of against Namor.
While we wait to find out more why not check out our tribute to Chadwick Boseman below. #WakandaForever