Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is one of Marvel’s most anticipated projects, but fans will miss Chadwick Boseman, who died of cancer in 2020. Boseman will be honored without replacing T’Challa.
Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, Angela Bassett, who plays Queen Ramonda, Lupita Nyong’o, who reprises Nakia, Winston Duke, who portrays M’Baku, and director Ryan Coogler discussed working on the film after Boseman’s death. As shown in the teaser and a new Marvel clip, the film will pay respect to the actor.
Winston Duke says in a Marvel video, “We all lost Chadwick” Ryan Coogler said Boseman was his “creative partner” in the first picture. Coogler said he and Chadwick discussed the story’s direction and how much he respected other characters.
Angela Bassett said Boseman knew what Wakanda and their efforts meant to the globe. She noted that the sequel honored the actor and Lupita Nyong’o said it was “moving” to return to Wakanda and celebrate the late actor. Letitia Wright, who may replace Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, said, “Chad’s honor excites me.” He’d want us to inspire.
Dominique Thorne plays Riri Williams/Ironheart, Michaela Coel plays Aneka, Mabel Cadena plays Namora, Alex Livinalli plays Attuma, and Tenoch Huerta plays Namor, King of Atlantis. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opens in 2022.