Many are wondering what fate will be up to Black Panther after the untimely death of his interpreter Chadwick Boseman, due to colon cancer. Marvel had announced that Black Panther Wakanda Forever would be done, although Boseman’s death would certainly lead to changes from the story that was originally planned.
Now, Lupita Nyong’o who in the MCU plays the role of Nakia, the bodyguard of T’Challa, she spoke to the microphones praising the work director Ryan Coogler is doing in the rewrite of Black Panther 2, deeming it a highly reverent work towards the late Chadwick Boseman.
“People ask me if I’m excited to be back on set, but that’s certainly not the right word. More than anything else, I feel thoughtful when it comes to Black Panther 2 “, Lupita confessed during the interview with Yahoo Entertainment.
“Chadwick’s death is still an open wound”, then continued the actress. “But at the same time we can trust in a director like Ryan, who feels exactly like us, who has felt the loss very real. And his idea, the way he remodeled the second film is so respectful of the loss that we as the cast and the entire world of cinema have suffered, that we feel spiritually and emotionally, that we understand that continuing the work is the right thing to do. So I’m looking forward to being able to rejoin the cast members again, and honor what Chadwick started by keeping his light alive. But one thing for sure is that it has left us a lot of light in which to immerse ourselves“.
Black Panther was received very positively by critics, and even received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, the first of the superhero genre to have such a nomination.
Filming on Black Panther Wakanda Forever is expected to start in July 2021, and in the meantime Marvel would be working with director Coogler on a new series destined for Disney plus based on the reign of Wakanda.
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