Chadwick Boseman completely irreplaceable in 'Black Panther', says Angela Bassett

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Los Angeles, Jan 24 (PTI) Angela Bassett has praised Marvel Studios' decision of not bringing in a new artiste or digitally recreate Chadwick Boseman's likeness for the "Black Panther" sequel as she believes the late actor is "completely irreplaceable". Boseman, who passed away in August at the age of 43 following a quiet battle with colon cancer, played King of Wakanda, T'Challa aka Black Panther, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe project. Bassett essayed the role of Black Panther's mother Ramonda in the 2018 movie. In November, Marvel Studios' Victoria Alonso confirmed that the studio would not digitally recreate Boseman, while last month Disney announced that there are no plans of recasting the late actor in the sequel.

"That's interesting. Well I had not thought about that idea, but of course it is Wakanda and they are, in terms of technology, they are so far ahead of the rest of the world that they would be able to bring some of that," Bassett told Entertainment Tonight.