Fans have been demanding for a sequel since since Black Panther debuted in February 2018. They will eventually fulfil their ambition in 2022It is quite evident that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be considerably different from the original movie. Filmmakers had to reassess how a sequel would function without Chadwick Boseman’s character, T’Challa, after his death from colon cancer at age 43 in August 2020.
The upcoming film will concentrate on different individuals in the realm of Wakanda, the made-up African nation where T’Challa was king, according to a Disney announcement made in December 2020.
According to a tweet from the studio, “Honoring Chadwick Boseman‘s legacy & depiction of T’Challa, @MarvelStudios will not recast the role, but will instead explore the realm of Wakanda & the rich characters established in the first film.”
Marvel executive Victoria Alonso has also said the studio has no plan to digitally create Boseman’s image for the film.She stated to the Argentinean publication Clarin in November 2020 that “there is only one Chadwick and he is not with us.” We are taking some time to consider how to continue the tale and what we can do to respect this chapter of what has occurred to us that was so unexpected, so sad, and really so dreadful. “Unfortunately, our king has died in real life, not only in fiction,” the author says.
Boseman would want the franchise to continue without him
After directing and cowriting the first film, Ryan Coogler agreed to write and direct the follow-up. In March 2021, he told The Hollywood Reporter, “I know Chad wouldn’t have wanted us to stop.” He was a person who cared deeply about the group. It was Black Panther, the film. Before anyone else was even considered, before I was recruited, and before any actresses were hired, he was cast in that position.
The first teaser, which was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2022, made it obvious that the movie protagonists would be lamenting T’Challa’s passing in the sequel. Actress Danai Gurira, who plays Okoye, emphasised the value of respecting both the actor’s and the character’s legacies. At the time, Gurira said to Entertainment Weekly, “The most important thing, of course, was honouring our brother, our leader, and our king.” “That was undoubtedly at the top of our minds, spirits, and hearts. The original Black Panther had such an incredible effect that it was necessary, in my opinion, to truly establish that these people and this planet had a narrative. It wasn’t a singularly significant event.