"I admired his journey even more because he dealt with something that we didn't know about."
The MCU head-honcho explained the rationale behind the studio's decision.
Marvel partnered with a Black woman-owned company for the collectibles.
The 'Judas and the Black Messiah' actress will star as Riri Williams in the upcoming 'Black Panther' sequel.
The Academy award-winning actor will appear in another movie instead.
"Letitia kindly asks that you keep her in your prayers," said a representative for the actress.
Dorothy Steel, the 95-year-old actress who played a tribe leader in the first film, has also passed away.
The British-Ghanaian actress has joined the cast of the highly anticipated sequel, which recently began filming in Atlanta.