Atandwa Kani

Atandwa Kani has dismissed suggestions that he has been cast as the new Black Panther, in light of the sequel beginning production.

Atandwa Kani took to Twitter on Monday, 19 July 2021, to dismiss suggestions that he has been cast as the new Black Panther. The actor was one of the South Africans who were cast in the 2018 release of Black Panther. Kani played the character of a young King T’Chaka. His father, John Kani, played the older version of King T’Chaka. The third South African actor part of the franchise is veteran actress, Connie Chiume, as one of the Mining Elders.

Kani’s post comes as Marvel Studios commenced production for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the sequel. In light of the passing of lead actor, Chadwick Boseman, and the matter of his successor being kept under wraps, it has opened speculation on who will take over the lead role. Considering that Kani was touted for the role in the film, South Africans have endorsed him as the new Black Panther.

Seeing as Kani has dismissed the suggestions, the world will need to wait for official word from the production to find out who will be Black Panther in the upcoming sequel.

See the post below.