Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman is going viral this morning. MTO News is hearing rumors that the actor may have been "fired" from the new Black Panther movie.
(see Chadwick looking thin and sick above)
The rumor, which originated on a very popular and reliable movie industry message board, claims that Chadwick is out. It also says that he'll be replaced by a "Black" version of Prince Namor and Shuri - who will take the reigns as Black Panther in the new movies, which will involve the Avengers, Fantastic Four, and the X-Men.
So what happened?
Well according to the rumor mill, back in January Chadwick Boseman was allegedly not happy with Marvel and new director Kevin Feige began contemplating replacing the actor as Black Panther with the female version, Shuri, played by Letitia Wright.
Now there are new rumors that double down on the original one, that Marvel is going to replace Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, as the "premiere" Marvel black superhero, with a black version of Namor.
In either case, it appears that Chadwick Boseman will not be Black Panther in future Marvel films. Could this be why Chadwick has been dropping a ton of weight recently? Who knows.
See the above video of Chadwick's dramatic weight loss.