Black Panther became a film phenomenon and left audiences wanting more, and more is exactly what’s to come!
A part two has been in the works, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever but things have changed since the premiere of the original film. Unfortunately, Chad Boseman, who at the time of his death was 43, tragically passed away on August 28, 2020, after a long, silent battle with colon cancer.
Yahoo Entertainment sat down with Boseman’s co-star Lupita Nyong’o as she began to express her take on filming without Boseman. “People will ask me, ‘Are you excited to go back?’ Excitement isn’t the word,” Nyong’o said. “I feel like I’m in a very pensive and meditative state when it comes to Black Panther 2. His passing is still extremely raw for me, and I can’t even begin to imagine what it will be like to step on set and not have him there.”
Lupita also mentions her trust in director, Ryan Coogler and with his decision to began filming again, this is definitely something she felt comfortable and compelled to do.
“We have a leader in Ryan, who feels very much like we do, who feels the loss in a very, very real way as well,” the Oscar winner said.
”And his idea, the way which he has reshaped the second movie is so respectful of the loss we’ve all experienced as a cast and as a world. So it feels spiritually and emotionally correct to do this. And hopefully, what I do look forward to, is getting back together and honoring what he started with us and holding his light through it. Because he left us a lot of light that we’re still going to be bathing in. I know that for sure.”
Black Panther 2 is definitely something fans have been waiting on, and is set to be released on July 8, 2022.