Chadwick Boseman Was Optimistic He’d Beat Cancer & Be Back for ‘Black Panther 2,’ New Report Reveals

Chadwick Boseman was reportedly very optimistic that he was going to beat colon cancer and be able to gain enough weight to return for the Black Panther sequel, due out in theaters in 2022.

A source told THR that the 43-year-old actor was “convinced until about a week before his death that he was going to beat cancer and would be able to gain the weight back for a Black Panther sequel that was scheduled to go into production in March. The actor was even set to prepare for the new film beginning in September.”

Disney is “processing its grief and that its focus at this stage is to pay tribute to Boseman and not on the making of a Black Panther sequel.” The sequel is currently set for 2022 release and as of right now, fans believe they may move forward by making T’Challa’s sister, Shuri (Letitia Wright) the new Black Panther.

Chadwick passed away on August 28 after quietly battling colon cancer for four years. He filmed seven movies during that time frame, and fans are praising his resilience and dedication.

We recently found out which four people were aware of his cancer diagnosis, outside of his family members.

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