black panther sequel production underway
byJuly 2, 2021
The sequel, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ has started filming. The production of the much anticipated sequel to Marvel’s 2018 superhero blockbuster as studio boss Kevin Feige admitted the cast and crew is finding it “very emotional” returning to work without late actor Chadwick Boseman, who died in August 2020.
“It’s clearly very emotional without Chad.
“But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We’re going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud.”
On the sequel, filmmaker Ryan Coogler is on his feet back to direct from his own screenplay.Plot details are being kept under wraps and so is the cast, although Feige insisted the original stars are set to return.It’s thought that the likes of Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett could all reprise their roles.
Bassett who played Romanda, the mother of Boseman’s character T’Challa admitted it will be a challenge to surpass the success of the original movie, but she believes in the team.
“It’s going to be interesting to surpass the cultural phenomenon that it was. It’s going to be really interesting to see how we do that again.”
“But if there’s any chance of it being great, I think we have (that with) Ryan Coogler, a visionary, a writer, director and… the creative team that he surrounds himself with, whether it’s the DP or the costume designer or the producers.”