- Film & TV
- 01 Jul 21
The second Black Panther installation will be dedicated to the Oscar-nominated late actor.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige has confirmed that the sequel to Black Panther has started filming.
The news came from an event celebrating the new Black Widow film starring Scarlett Johannson, who reprises her character from The Avengers.
Feige alluded to the heavy nature of shooting the sequel without Chadwick Boseman, who starred in the first film before sadly passing away last year.
"It’s clearly very emotional without Chad,” Feige told Variety magazine.
"But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We’re going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud."
Marvel previously confirmed that the new film would not feature CGI footage of Boseman,
"We’re not going to have a CG Chadwick and we’re not recasting T’Challa," Feige said at an event promoting the release of WandaVision on Disney+ in January of this year.
He also said director Ryan Coogler is "working very hard right now on the script with all the respect and love and genius that he has, which gives us great solace. It was always about furthering the mythology and the inspiration of Wakanda."
"There’s also the task of honouring and respecting the ongoing learnings and teachings from Chad as well," he continued.
Hot Press' Roe McDermott praised the original film back in 2018, declaring it "a masterful, entertaining and brilliantly smart Marvel instalment, Black Panther is the superhero film we need right now. We may not deserve it."
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to be released in cinemas worldwide on July 8 in 2022.