Marvel wants to make it clear that Chadwick Boseman will not get the computer-generated treatment in future Black Panther installments.
Marvel executive producer Victoria Alonso confirmed to Argentinian newspaper Clarín that Boseman, who died this year from colon cancer, would not get the same CGI treatment that other stars have received in order to be featured in films after their death. Some of those stars who have been digitized include Carrie Fisher in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The clarification comes amid a rumor started by Grace Randolph tweeting about the possibility of Marvel creating Boseman’s “digital double.”
“No,” Alonso said, as translated by Deadline. “There’s only one Chadwick, and he’s no longer with us.”
“Sadly, our king has died in real life, not only in fiction, and we’re taking a little time to see how we continue the story and how to honor this chapter of what has unexpectedly happened to us, so painful and terrible to be honest,” she continued. “Chadwick wasn’t only a wonderful human being, every day of the five years we spent together, but also, I believe, that what he did as a character elevated us as a company, and has left his moment on history.”