Black Panther 2 Plans Revealed Following Chadwick Boseman’s Death
According to popular entertainment website Hypebeast, President of Marvel, Kevin Feige has shared some insight into some of the plans the studio has for Black Panther 2, following Chadwick Boseman‘s untimely death.
Last month, Feige confirmed that Boseman’s character T’Challa will not be recast, but production for Black Panther‘s sequel is showing no signs of stopping.
New Characters to Dominate Black Panther 2
Feige hasn’t disclosed too many details of the upcoming project yet, but he did mention that new characters and other areas of Wakanda seen in the comics will be introduced in the sequel:
“Wakanda is a place to further explore with characters and different subcultures. This was always, and initially, the primary focus of the next story.”
While mentioning that there will be no CG Chadwick, Feige explained how the film’s director Ryan Coogler is currently working on the script and a story that further explores the world of Wakanda.
“There’s also the task of honoring and respecting the ongoing learnings and teachings from Chad as well,” said Feige.
Black Panther 2 is set to begin filming this summer, however many are demanding Shuri takes on the Black Panther role, an actual reality that took place in the comics.
SHURI ACTUALLY BECOMES BLACK PANTHER 2 IN THE COMICS
The princess of Wakanda, Shuri is T’Chaka’s youngest child and only daughter. From a very young age, Shuri coveted the Black Panther mantle. … During an attack on Wakanda by Klaw and a group of his mercenaries, she uses the Ebony Blade to defeat the Russian Radioactive Man, killing him in the process.
Upon her victory, T’Challa emerges from his coma, and the Panther God formally grants Shuri the powers of Black Panther. For a time, Shuri becomes the ruler of Wakanda while T’Challa travels abroad. However this aspect has not yet been confirmed by Marvel to take place in the Black Panther 2 movie.
Funfact: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ director Joe Russo also declared Shuri to be the smartest character in the MCU stating “Shuri is the smartest person in the Marvel Universe.