It is common knowledge that writer-director Ryan Coogler and co-screenwriter Joe Robert Cole had to make many major changes to the storyline of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in the wake of Chadwick Boseman’s tragic passing. Recently, the duo revealed the specific arcs they had in mind for the late actor’s characters, leaving fans yearning for the impossible.
Still broken up over losing Boseman’s phenomenal presence as T’Challa, fans have embarked on a fresh nostalgia trip, and new details about the original script have made it impossible to not envision the future that could have been. In their recent chat with The New York Times, Coogler and Cole revealed that they planned to introduce T’Challa’s son in the very beginning. We would have seen the Wakandan ruler returning to his kingdom after years of not even existing only to find that he has a five-year-old son.
Admirers of Boseman’s take on T’Challa are understandably disappointed that they will never get to see his character embark on this heart-touching journey of grief and love.