Marvel Double Downs On Not Recasting T'Challa- Here's the Problem
Nov 17, 2021 —
In a recent interview, Marvel Executive, Nate Moore, has doubled downed on their decision not to recast the role of T'Challa. His interview was pretty unsettling for a number of reasons. If you read between the lines, he does give a slimmer of hope that we may see a variant version of T'Challa in the future. While that may sound optimistic, his comments still sound as though Marvel is still set on killing T'Challa for a 3rd time. It was even more troubling to hear that upon learning of Chadwick's passing, Marvel came to this decision only within mere minutes.
I can't begin to express to you how problematic all of this is when it comes to Black representation. The optics of taking a real life person's death in Chadwick Boseman, and forcing it into their fictional narrative is beyond disturbing. Even if Marvel means well, I don't think they're really considering the long term effects and impact of their decision.
As I've stated many times, the #RecastTChalla campaign is going to be a long term effort. It will have moments when it rises and moments when it falls, but we will stay consistent to have our voices heard. Please help us reach our 40K goal of signatures. I can tell you now that Marvel IS listening even if they don't want to say they are. YOUR VOICE MATTERS. The more people take the time to listen to what this campaign is about, the more minds are being changed. Thank you all for your support. Be on the look out for more updates soon!
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