Since Marvel Studios confirmed Black PantherThe sequel to 2018, fans yearned for more details. But after the heartbreaking death of lead star Chadwick Boseman, many wonder how the franchise will progress without King T’Challa. Information on the second installment has been kept under wraps as the cast and crew find out how to honor Boseman and the Black Panther heritage. But, on November 20, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that production will begin in July 2021, four months after the original start date. Filming would take place in Atlanta for about six months.
In a November interview with an Argentinian newspaper Clarín, executive producer of the film Victoria Alonso opened up about the studio’s plans, saying they wouldn’t use a CGI recreation of Boseman. “There’s only one Chadwick, and he’s not with us anymore,” she said. “Sadly our king died in real life, not just in fiction, and we take some time to see how we continue the story and how to honor this chapter of what happened to us unexpectedly – so painful and terrible, to be honest. ” While waiting for further updates, expect to read everything we know about Black panther 2.
The creative team
Ryan Coogler, who shared a heartfelt tribute to Boseman after the actor’s death, will return as director and writer. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is also producing the film.
While Wakanda’s new boss is still unknown, Feige has previously expressed interest in giving more screen time to Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, and Danai Gurira, who plays Okoye. “I think Shuri is amazing, and you will see her a lot more in our universe,” Feige said. Weekly entertainment in March 2018. “Okoye, I think I would watch three action movies with just Okoye. I’m not saying we’re doing this, but I’m saying we’re intrigued by them.”
There has also been speculation that Michael B. Jordan – who played Erik Killmonger in the original – will play a role, despite his onscreen death. In May 2018, Metro reported: “They haven’t decided yet if Michael B. Jordan will return to some extent, but if he doesn’t, it is likely [Childish] Gambino can play sort of a villain. “This is particularly interesting, given that Donald Glover (who uses Childish Gambino as his musical stage name) already made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Spider-Man: Homecoming like Aaron Davis.
There aren’t many plot details for the second installment, but we do know that it will be part of Marvel’s fifth phase, presumably with Avengers 5 confirmed.
In August 2019, Coogler announced that the film is slated for release on May 6, 2022. However, it is not yet clear whether the COVID-19 pandemic and Boseman’s death will impact the premiere date.