‘Black Panther’ fans want the character of T’Challa to be recast

Shirleen Allicot reports on the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
3:01 | 04/18/21

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Transcript for ‘Black Panther’ fans want the character of T’Challa to be recast
All right, it is time now for "Pop news," and janai is on assignment, but we've got W ABC's TV's Shirleen allicot right here in New York back with us once again. Good morning. I've learned so much about you. I know now that Eva is OCD. Your cat is larger than you. Yep. My cat has obesity issues. Whit, it's up to you now, whit. I got to find out some more about you. I'm full of secrets. All right. Let's get it started. Thousands of "Black panther" fans want king t'challa to live on. They've added their names to a petition that would recast the character first brought to us by Chadwick Boseman saying by not recasting, it could stifle the opportunity for one of the most popular leading black superheroes to add on to their legacy. The president of marvel studios which is owned by our parent company had previously said t'challa would not be recast after Boseman lost his cancer battle out of respect for his memory. The petition says t'challa's character was only scratching the surface with his story in the MCU, and there is so much more left to tell but adds it's not looking for an immediate replacement. The movie sequel is scheduled for release in July 2022, so I get both points. Yeah, it's a fascinating debate for sure. We'll see where they land. One direction's Liam Payne, do you guys know who one direction is? Dan is still broken up ever since they went their own ways. Dan, I knew you wouldn't disappoint. Yeah, I'm constantly dabbing to their music. Is that the -- no. I think you guys are going to love this. Liam Payne is proving he has more than one talent. As a tribute to honor the late duke of Edinburgh, Payne painted then posted this watercolor piece of art to Instagram. Look at it. Captioning it, rest in peace, prince Philip, finish this off while listening to your life. What a great legacy left behind. Great job, Liam. Just finished it off. No big deal so he can sing and he is also an artiste. Well, finally fans of the Weeknd are wondering if he's going to call it a day with that red suit. Do you know about the red suit? Oh, yeah. How could you forget that and the prosthetics, right. The singer has worn it in every video and every public appearance for his hit album "After hours." Even had a sparkly version for his super bowl performance, but he posted a photo on Instagram showing the outfit in a framed picture leading fans to believe he could be hanging up the look. They're still wondering if he could resurrect the outfit for his world tour next year if he sings his "After hours" hits like "Blinding lights." I think I'm okay with him just letting it go. Retiring it? I hope he dry cleaned it. Yeah, just cleaning it first. A little much for me. I wore the same suit every weekend and nobody notices. I just -- even if I put it in a frame -- You're busy dabbing to one direction. Thank you so much. Have a great Sunday, everybody.sunday, everybody.

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