As Black Panther Released in February 2018, fans have been clamoring for a sequel. In 2022, they will finally get their wish.
Few details have emerged about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but it is clear that it is going to be very different from the first film. After Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer at age 43 in August 2020, the filmmakers had to rethink how a sequel would work without his character, T’Challa.
In December 2020, Disney announced that a new actor would not be hired to play the role, adding that the new film would focus on other characters within the world of Wakanda, the fictional African country where T’Challa was king.
“Honoring the legacy and Chadwick Boseman’s portrayal of T’Challa, @MarvelStudios will not be reinterpreting the character, but instead will explore the world of Wakanda and the rich characters introduced in the first film,” the company tweeted.
wonder executive victoria alonso he has also said that the studio has no plans to digitally recreate Boseman’s likeness for the film.
“There is only one Chadwick and he is not with us,” he told an Argentine media outlet. Clarion in November 2020. “Our king has unfortunately died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking some time to see how we continue the story and what we do to honor this chapter of what has happened to us that It was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really.”
ryan coglerwho signed on to write and direct the sequel after directing and co-writing the first, believes that Boseman would want everyone involved in the franchise to move on without him.
“I know Chad wouldn’t have wanted us to stop,” he said. the hollywood reporter in March 2021. “He was someone who was so interested in the collective. Black Panther, that was his movie. He was hired to play that role before anyone else was even thought of, before I was hired, before any of the actresses were hired.”
Lupita Nyong’o, who played Nakia in the first film, agreed with the director. “It will be different, of course, without our king to return to that world, but I know all of us are dedicated to reinventing or continuing his legacy in this new world. Black Pantherthe Oscar winner said during a March 2021 appearance on Good morning america. “And Ryan Coogler has some really exciting ideas that I hope to bring to life for the rest of the family.”
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