There are a lot of uncertainties concerning the future of the Black Panther franchise after the passing of Chadwick Boseman in August 2020.
After taking several months to process the unmeasurable loss, Marvel mastermind Kevin Feige confirmed that while Marvel would be moving with Black Panther 2 they wouldn’t be recasting the use of T’Challa/Black Panther. Afterwards, Feige affirmed the role would not be recast he subtly hinted that director Ryan Coogler was instead considering bettering the Black Panther and Wakanda mythology.
Marvel has yet to reveal just how they will address Boseman’s passing within the movie or just who may be tapped to accept the mantle as the new Black Panther. When many fans have speculated as to whether Marvel might look to pass on the mantle to Letitia Wright’s Shuri or even Winston Duke’s M’Baku, a fresh rumour suggests Marvel might rather look to introduce a new personality to take up the mantle of Black Panther – and it seems Bridgerton’s breakout heartthrob is an early favourite for the role.
Based on Crazy Days and Nights, an entertainment website run by a Hollywood attorney who’s said to possess a history of reliability within scoops on casting moves, Rege-Jean Page is said to have emerged as a frontrunner to take up the Black Panther mantle in Black Panther 2. It’s not hard to see why Page has emerged as a frontrunner after checking out one artist’s incredible fanart!
What Rege-jean Page Could Look Like As Black Panther In The MCU
While Marvel hasn’t addressed the rumour of Page’s casting nor have they declared any Black Panther 2 casting announcements, Bridgerton fan page Bridgerton Appreciation Society has given us the chance to find out exactly what Rege-Jean Page could seem like given the opportunity to suit up as Black Panther in a jaw-dropping new image that has left us speechless.
In the stunning new fanart, Page trades in his Regency-era threads and transforms into Black Panther in suiting up in the character’s iconic Vibranium suit. Even though it’s difficult seeing anyone else rocking Boseman’s Dark Panther suit there is not any denying that Page looks phenomenal as the character and we can see why so many lovers have begun vocally behind the casting rumour.
Since Bridgerton proved, Page includes a controlling onscreen presence having an incredible selection. Just examine the thickness of character Page brought to the function of the Duke of Hastings who was such a layered and complex character. These are only a few qualities Marvel tends to look for in its celebrities and when given the opportunity we know Page will crush it in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Regardless of whether Marvel seems to indeed bring him to the fold as the next Black Panther or looks to find a new role for a means to bring him into the mixture, one thing that’s certain is Rege-Jean Page is a superstar on the rise who Marvel should lock down asap!