Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Report Claiming It Will Win Lots of Oscars Next Year is Not Only Dangerous Appeasement But Also an Affront To Chadwick Boseman’s Legacy

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One of Marvel Studios’ groundbreaking movies of all time, Black Panther changed the game forever when it was released in 2018 as the first superhero movie to have an almost all-Black cast.

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Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa

It was no surprise when Black Panther garnered several Oscar accolades: Best Original Score, Best Costume, and Best Production Design. After all, the movie was a blockbuster hit and a major commercial success. The upcoming sequel, Wakanda Forever, will feature most of the same cast, unfortunately, without its main lead character played by Chadwick Boseman.

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Editor Predicts Black Panther Sequel To Receive Several Awards

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Fans are starting to wonder if the second installment will live up to the original movie’s hype and if it will also become a major success given Boseman’s absence. Now, a report presented by Clayton Davis, Senior Awards Editor from Variety, predicts the major accolades per category that Wakanda Forever will receive at the Academy Awards, specifically the Oscars.

While we can say that this prediction only relies on the previous movie’s success, no one can really tell who will win and if the sequel will receive the same awards. When Boseman passed away, many people thought there would be no more Black Panther sequels.

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Some Fans Still Believe Wakanda Forever Is An Insult To Chadwick Boseman’s Legacy

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In a Reddit post, a fan said that “Wakanda Forever isn’t honoring Chadwick Boseman’s legacy, it’s insulting it.” The Redditor pointed out that Kevin Feige surely proceeded with the plan without recasting T-Challa to honor Boseman. The poster also said that not even death could “prevent the Disney corporation [from] making more money” and they will milk the movie sequel to every last cent. To end the argument, the Redditor said, “Call me cynical if you want, but making Black Panther 2 without the lead actor is insulting.”

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To some extent, it is a hurtful statement for avid fans of Chadwick Boseman to predict such numerous awards now that the actor is gone. He was the face and embodiment of the franchise, and while it was a collaborative effort of the entire cast, Boseman was really the one who pushed through to make it happen. Still, many are boycotting Wakanda Forever because they believe it is an insult to Boseman’s legacy.


Do you think pushing for the sequel film Wakanda Forever honors Chadwick Boseman’s legacy? Tell us what you think in the comments section!

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Written by Ariane Cruz

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.