The plot of Ryan Coogler's original script for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now being revealed.
In an interview with The New York Times, the Black Panther filmmaker, 36, said that before Chadwick Boseman's death from colon cancer in 2020, he and fellow screenwriter Joe Robert Cole had intended to focus the sequel on T'Challa's struggle to learn how to be a father.
"It was going to be a father-son story from the perspective of a father, because the first movie had been a father-son story from the perspective of the sons," Coogler said .
The "blip," which occurred in Avengers: Infinity War and caused T'Challa and other Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) characters to vanish for five years, had to be accommodated, according to Coogler.
He claimed that when T'Challa returned from the occasion, he would learn that he and Lupita Nyong'o's character, Nakia, had a son, Toussaint.
"In the script, T'Challa was a dad who'd had this forced five-year absence from his son's life," Coogler said.
"The first scene was an animated sequence. You hear Nakia talking to Toussaint. She says, 'Tell me what you know about your father.' You realize that he doesn't know his dad was the Black Panther." onna meet my lady crush on here."
"He's never met him, and Nakia is remarried to a Haitian dude," he added.
"Then, we cut to reality and it's the night that everybody comes back from the Blip. You see T'Challa meet the kid for the first time. Then it cuts ahead three years and he's essentially co-parenting."
"We had some crazy scenes in there for Chad, man." Coogler said. "