Black Panther 2 filming is going to begin next year in 2021 and Marvel already has a star in mind to play a new villain in the sequel.
Marvel is ready to make its comeback next year with its phase four which includes a whole palette of projects like Black Widow, WandaVision series, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, an ambitious Spider-Man 3, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Thor: Love and Thunder. Now a new movie project is being included in the upcoming phase 4, Black Panther 2.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Black Panther 2 filming is now going to begin Next Year in Atlanta and the shooting there can last up to 6 months from its start in the month of July. Ryan Coogler, the director of the first stereotype breaking flick “Black Panther” which made its way to the Oscars and was nominated for Best Picture and took home two Oscars in Soundtrack and Costume Design categories, is set to direct Black Panther 2.
A new villain is also coming to Wakanda, as Marvel is currently in talks to cast ‘Narcos: Mexico ‘star, Tenoch Huerta as the villain for Black Panther 2. Fans will also see- Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett reprising their roles from the previous films and is alleged that Letitia’s role as Black Panther’s sister, Shuri, will have a significant role in the sequel. Which character Tenoch Huerta will play in Black Panther 2 is yet to be confirmed.
Will Black Panther 2 filming include a new King T’Challa?
Fans cannot imagine Black Panther without thinking of the actor who played the empowering role of King T’Challa, Chadwick Boseman, who passed away unexpectedly this year, battling against stage IV colon cancer. Chadwick kept his battle private and never let anyone feel his pain as his on-screen and off-screen presence always felt powerful. Now it will be a difficult decision for Marvel to decide who will carry on Chadwick Boseman’s legacy as the Black Panther in the sequel. Black Panther 2 filming will also not include any use of CGI magic to bring Chadwick back on the screen, as it was confirmed that Marvel will not follow that path.
“There’s only one Chadwick and he’s not with us,” grieved Victoria Alonso, Marvel Studios Executive Vice-President in a statement “Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we return to history and what we do to honor this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really.”
Letitia Wright also commented on the sequel in October, stating that “We’re just still mourning Chad, so it’s not something I even want to think about. The thought of doing it without him is kinda strange. We’re just grieving at the moment, so it’s trying to find the light in the midst of it.”