Due to the unexpected death of the films' star, Chadwick Boseman, as well as the continuing trend of the coronavirus, production of Black Panther was delayed, but filming is now set to begin in Atlanta this July.
After Boseman died, a vocal contingent of fans online has campaigned for Wright's character Shuri, the genius kid sister of T'Challa, to assume the duties of the Black Panther as she did in the Marvel comics.
Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett are also set to reprise their respective roles as Nakia, M'Baku and Queen Ramonda. Those rumors have been dismissed by Marvel Studios, but the question remains as to how the Black Panther series will continue. This news comes in light of Chadwick Boseman's heartbreaking demise in August. The star of such movies as 42 and Da 5 Bloods had been secretly battling colon cancer for the last four years and died surrounded by his wife and family.
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No plans have yet been revealed on how Marvel will proceed without Chadwick, but a new cast member has been found for the sequel. "Unfortunately, our king is dead, not only in fiction but also in real life. But it is not a long time, we have to think carefully about what we are going to do, and how, and think about how we are going to honor the franchise". In production, sometimes two or three months are enough, and you say time has passed. Ryan Coogler will be back in the director's chair.
The unfortunate passing of Chadwick Boseman has raised a lot of questions in regards to what Black Panther's role might be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward. The one thing we've learned is that CGI will not be used to include him in the film. Black Panther 2 is now scheduled to be released on May 6, 2022.