Chadwick Boseman’s memory lives on in Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually.
The sequel is set to premiere in theaters on November 11, more than two years after Boseman died of colon cancer in August 2020. Boseman portrayed the titular MCU superhero king T’Challa. While a fan petition with more than 60,000 signatures is called Marvel honors deceased actors and characters by repositioning them, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige explains why Wakanda always chooses full Abandon Black Panther.
“It just feels like it’s too early to rewrite,” Feige told the Daily Empire. “Stan Lee keeps mentioning that Marvel represents the world outside your window. We’ve discussed that despite how extraordinary and impossible our characters and stories are, there is a relatable and human component to everything we do. The world still has to deal with Chad’s lack. And [director] Ryan [Coogler] Make the action into the story. “
The main trailer for Wakanda Perpetually shows the fictional nation mourning the lack of King T’Challa.
Feige continued, “The conversation was all about, yeah, ‘what can we do next?’ Chadwick’s legacy — and what he did to help Wakanda and Black Panther ended up being these The unimaginable, awesome, iconic concept – can it survive? That’s what it’s about.”
Boseman’s ‘Black Panther’ co-star Lupita Nyong’o tells Empire she’s ‘afraid’ to return for a Black Panther sequel. “Ryan took me to the movies when Chadwick was alive. The thought that we might have moved if we misplaced him was just unbelievable to me,” said the Oscar winner. “[But] What Ryan ended up sharing with me was very authentic and refined. At the top, I used to burst into tears. “
Nyong’o added earlier this year that the film “feels good mentally and emotionally” following Boseman’s death. “Hopefully I can come together again, respect everything he started with us, and keep his tenderness,” Nyong’o said. “Because he left us with a lot of tenderness, we still have to take a shower during this time. I do very clear.”
Director Ryan Coogler mentioned beforehand that writing Wakanda forever without Boseman is a “deep” expertise, and “part of it needs to protect the cause without This special person is like the glue that holds it together. “Holding it collectively”.
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