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Racist Marvel Fans Got So Insecure With Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s Success They’re Demanding MCU Recast Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa With Ryan Gosling

Racist Marvel Fans Got So Insecure With Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's Success They're Demanding MCU Recast Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa With Ryan Gosling

Spoilers ahead

The “Recast T’Challa” slogan just got out of hand. Twitter now nominates Ryan Gosling to take up the mantle of Black Panther after the incredible record-breaking success of MCU Phase Four’s finale, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The film which marks the sequel to 2018’s Black Panther has reconstructed the memory and honored the legacy of Chadwick Boseman in the aftermath of his passing in August 2020. Now, MCU slowly makes headway into the future with the next-in-line Wakandan royalty, Shuri, taking up the mantle of the titular superhero as well as the ruler.

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling

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Twitter Pitches Ryan Gosling as the Next Black Panther

Twitter has been going through puberty right now — with its sudden declaration of authority, the redefining of its identity under the new ownership, the adolescent whimsy of its population, and the uptake in the parodic voices spreading throughout the platform. The platform has in itself become the news instead of being the source for one. And for now, while the public still is allowed to exploit their sanctioned liberty on the bird app, a few have voiced their wish to witness Ryan Gosling rising as the next Black Panther.

Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling

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For as long as Wakanda has existed, the Vibranium-rich nation enclosed within continental Africa managed to stay hidden away from the rest of the world. Technologically advanced beyond imagination, Wakanda was blessed by Bast, the Panther God, and protector of the Panther Clan after she gave Bashenga and his lineage the power of the Black Panther and sovereign control over Wakanda. As such, any and all Black Panthers have always been the descendant of Bashenga and to date, the legacy continues through Shuri.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hails Shuri as T'Challa's successor
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hails Shuri as T’Challa’s successor

Also read: “You are my brother”: Letitia Wright Details Her First Meeting With Chadwick Boseman and How She Got the Role of Shuri in Black Panther

However, it has been deemed by some Marvel fans that solely being the descendant of Bashenga might not be cited as an adequate qualification. As the world’s racist demography gets its free pick over who best suits their liking, Barbie’s boyfriend aka Ken aka Ryan Gosling soon becomes the popular fan choice.

Fans React to Racists Wanting Ryan Gosling as King T’Challa

Ryan Gosling is Ken in the Margot Robbie-starring film, Barbie
Ryan Gosling is Ken in the Margot Robbie-starring film, Barbie

When has there ever been an opportunity missed by fans to ridicule the unwarranted opinions of the racist community on Twitter? Even though this time the subject borders on disrespect and mockery of the legacy of Chadwick Boseman, a few have stopped to consider before pitching in with their otherworldly ideas. And at this point, it seems as though any white actor would do if it meant that Shuri could be kept from ascending. Ryan Gosling, the definition of the American ideal — tall, blond, and blue-eyed — seems to fit perfectly with those plans.

In the meantime, the Marvel fandom hasn’t missed a beat in mocking the idea of the Canadian actor-singer sitting on the Wakanda throne or running around in the clawed Panther suit.

With the entire Twitter mob now facing the wrath of satire, it has indeed become hard to grasp the truths hidden away amid the faux news. The management is still scurrying to control the scandals after the blue-tick blunder and stock price drops of major corporations including Lockheed Martin because of misinformation provided by fake or parody accounts. Perhaps the Ryan Gosling news has served as comic relief amid all the upsetting dilemma, but it then also brings into question the people’s taste for comedy at the expense of a respected man’s legacy and if further looked into, it also brings out the racism amid the replies to the faux nomination.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now playing in theatres globally.

Source: Twitter

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.