Chadwick Boseman Doesn’t Want to Play Black Panther in TV Series

Written by: Rachel Goodman – November 21st, 2019 4:19pm PT

Chadwick Boseman is still Wakanda Forever, but only on the big screen.

With the recent release of Disney+, the world of streaming as it relates to Disney seems to be on the forefront of everyone’s minds. Many subscribers anxiously await the next phase of Marvel. There’s one character, however, we might not be seeing as a television character.

MTV International recently interviewed the Boseman, who plays the main role of T’Challa in Black Panther, about which Avengers costar he’d want to join him for another Marvel adventure. Chuckling, Boseman admitted that he had no interest in naming someone.

“I wouldn’t,” Boseman told them, “because I don’t want to do a TV show. I wouldn’t choose one, so uh, I can’t, I can’t answer that. Like, I have a whole list of things that I’m excited about and so, and none of those are franchises.”

Despite his hesitance to appear in any future Marvel projects, Boseman remains committed to Black Panther 2 (releasing in May of 2022), has been announced as a voice for the Disney+ What If series. He also has plans to star in another, non-related television show. So, clearly, his aversion to television seems reserved for Marvel only. 

Of course, should Disney move forward with a Black Panther series, there are plenty of other interesting characters they could focus on in the universe, including T’Challa’s younger sister, Shuri. With shows such as The Mandalorian covering other elements of the Star Wars universe outside of the Skywalker family, it wouldn’t be unheard of for Disney to shift focus to another character in the Black Panther world.

Boseman’s most recent project includes 21 Bridges—the film Boseman has been promoting which released in November. The movie centers on an NYPD detective with a tragic past who hunts down two cop killers. As things get heated, authorities close all twenty-one bridges leading in and out of Manhattan, forcing an imminent showdown between Boseman’s character and the bad guys. 

Boseman’s also set to star in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods and in the drama Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. 

There’s no other news yet regarding his future with Marvel, but one thing’s for certain. We’ll at least be seeing him reprise his role as Black Panther one more time.

About The Author:

Rachel Goodman is a Los Angeles based actress, host, and writer originally from a suburb of Philadelphia, PA. In college, Rachel wrote for the Penn State Abington Literary Review and was an editorialist for The Lion’s Roar and The Montgomery County Ticket.

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