Attention Marvel fans!
The head of the study, Kevin Feige, he told Variety that the long-awaited sequel to Black Panther, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, began production on June 29 at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta.
Ryan Coogler returns to direct the film from his own script. While details about the plot have yet to be revealed, Feige told the outlet that the cast of the first film, minus the late Chadwick Bosman, will return to reprise their roles. Boseman died at age 43 last August after a private battle with colon cancer.
“It’s clearly very emotional without Chad,” Feige told Variety before the Global Fan Event of Black Widow in Los Angeles. “But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We will do it in a way that makes Chad proud.”
In December, Disney announced that Marvel Studios will not recast the role of Boseman’s T’Challa “but will explore the world of Wakanda and the rich characters featured in the first film.”
The original movie of Black Panther it made billions at the box office and won three Academy Awards. In addition to Boseman, the film featured an all-star cast that included Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Call Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker Y Andy Serkis.
After Boseman’s passing, several of the film’s stars took to social media to honor his legacy. “He was driven by love, not fear,” Lupita wrote on Instagram. “He moved silently, deliberately and without imposing himself or his ideals on others. And yet he also made sure that his life meant something. He cared deeply about humanity, black people, his people. It activated our pride. By moving forward and working with such a high purpose on the films that he decided to commit to, Chadwick has made infinity his home. “