Here is exciting news for Marvel fans Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has kickstarted production on June 29, at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios chief to Variety confirmed the news. The film is being directed by Ryan Coogler. Feige also revealed that the original cast will be coming back minus their leading man as Chadwick Boseman passed away in August 2020 from colon cancer at the age of 43.
Feige who was speaking at the Black Widow Global Fan Event in Los Angeles, commented on the heartbreaking, overwhelming feelings felt by the entire team with Chadwick not being a part of the sequel. “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,” Kevin admitted.
Nonetheless, the show must go on and we’re expecting Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Daniel Kaluuya and Florence Kasumba to return and carry forward the Wakanda legacy, which began with Boseman. Moreover, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s storyline is strictly under wraps.
Feige had confirmed last year that the next chapter of Black Panther will “honor the legacy” of Boseman and not recast his character T’Challa. The sequel to the Oscar-winning superhero smash’s Plot details remain top secret.