Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett will mostly reprise their characters for Black Panther sequel as Wright's Shuri may take on a more prominent role, which will delight MCU fans. While the role now remains a mystery, speculation has already begun to spread that the actor will be portraying Namor the Submariner, with the Atlantean king's involvement in the Black Panther sequel having been rumored for some time.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Black Panther 2 was originally scheduled for a March 2021 shoot, but it has now been pushed back to July in the Marvel film production hub of Atlanta. This news comes in light of Chadwick Boseman's heartbreaking demise in August.More news: NBA’s Raptors denied permission to play in Canada, head to Tampa
Boseman, also known for his work in movies like 42, Marshall, Get on Up and Draft Day, was diagnosed with stage three cancer in 2016, and underwent "countless surgeries and chemotherapy" in his battle with the disease, his family said.
Black Panther 2 is said to be moving forward at Marvel Studios with Tenoch Huerta said to be playing a villain.More news: Famed Arecibo Telescope to Be Demolished
No plans have yet been revealed on how Marvel will proceed without Chadwick, but a new cast member has been found for the sequel. "Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we return to history and what we do to honor this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so awful, really". Black Panther 2 is now scheduled to be released on May 6, 2022. Ryan Coogler is also returning to write and direct.
Chadwick Boseman's death has left an indelible mark in Hollywood, especially in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) where he was idolised as Black Panther. Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett are also set to return, though there are now no officially-announced plans on how Marvel will continue the film series without Boseman.More news: Popular Android messaging app Go SMS Pro exposes millions of users' data