In an interview with Argentinian outlet Clarin, Victoria Alonso dismissed the idea of digitally recreating Boseman.
“No. There’s only one Chadwick and he’s not with us,” Alonso said. “Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction. And we are taking a little time to see how we return to history and what we do to honour this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really.”
Victoria Alonso speak out about how important Chadwick Boseman’s performance for the Black Panther
Alonso went on to speak about what Boseman, who tragically passed away in August after battling colon cancer, brought to the role and how important his performance was. Alonso said that “He was not only a wonder of being human every day that we spend together the five years that we spend together. But it also seems to me that as a character what he did elevate us as a company, and has left his moment in history.”
She added that they have no decision yet for what Marvel will do with the Black Panther franchise now: “I know that sometimes two months go by or three months go by in production and one says, already, it was a long time. But it is not a long time, we have to think carefully about what we are going to do, and how, and think about how we are going to honor the franchise.”
Previously, Boseman’s co-star Letitia Wright said she wasn’t ready to “think about” doing a sequel without him.
“We’re just still mourning Chad, so it’s not something I even want to think about,” Wright explained.
“The thought of doing it without him is kinda strange. We’re just grieving at the moment, so it’s trying to find the light in the midst of it.”