By Stephen Ippolito | November 20th, 2020
Well, here’s some interesting news. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios is still planning on making Black Panther 2 despite the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman In August. The outlet reports that instead of beginning filming in March, production will now begin in July.
There was no mention if the studio will recast the role of T’Challa or how Boseman’s death will affect the story. One thing that is definitely known is that CGI will not be used to add the late star. The outlet did say that T’Challa’s sister Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, will have a “more prominent role.” This may imply that she will take over the role of Black Panther, something she’s known to do in the comics.
Another exciting piece of news the outlet also reported is that actor Tenoch Huerta is in talks to play one of the villains. Huerta is best known for his role in Narcos: Mexico. Speculation will now begin that he is being eyed for the role of Namor, something I absolutely hope happens.
Director Ryan Coogler is once again slated to write and helm the sequel. Also expected to return are Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett.
The film is still scheduled to open in theaters on May 6, 2022. However, with the delay in production, one wonders if it will be pushed back.