The world was shocked after the untimely death of Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman. While this left fans distraught, it also left the future of the Black Panther movies in question. But Marvel has confirmed Black Panther 2 is happening, but details are still being worked out. According to The Hollywood Reporter sources, Black Panther 2 will be begin shooting in July in Atlanta next year.
While the details are still blurry, here’s everything we know about Black Panther 2 so far:
BLACK PANTHER 2 CAST
It has been confirmed that the sequel will include the returns of Letitia Wright (Shuri), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Danai Gurira (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), and Martin Freeman (Everett Ross).
BOSEMAN CGI IN BLACK PANTHER 2?
There was initial discussion of recreating Chadwick Boseman with the help of CGI, to keep his superhero legacy going. But executive producer Victoria Alonso confirmed that they won’t be going down this route. Alonso told Clarín, “There’s only one Chadwick, and he’s not with us,” Alonso said. “Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we return to the story and what we do to honor this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, in reality.”
A ScreenRant report mentions that Marvel has found it’s next villain in Narcos: Mexico actor Tenoch Huerta. It is still unsure which classic Black Panther villain Huerta will play. We’ve already seen the introduction of Killmonger and M’Baku, so slots for other characters like Morlun and Dr. Doom are open, waiting to be filled.
With the absence of T’Challa, Shuri could easily be the new leader of Wakanda. Several fans have shown their interest in seeing the story progress with Shuri in the lead, but there is still no confirmation from Marvel yet.
BLACK PANTHER 2 RELEASE DATE
According to the latest, revised timelines for Marvel’s phase 4, the film will be releasing on May 8, 2022. But seeing the rise of coronavirus cases around the world, expect a few more delays.