Martin Freeman recently opened up about what to expect from Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
It’s been a question weighing on the minds of most Marvel fans of late, how will Ryan Coogler deal with Chadwick Boseman’s death in making the Black Panther sequel? Well, it seems like both he and the cast are committed to honoring the star’s legacy with the follow-up film, which was recently confirmed to be titled Wakanda Forever. And in a new interview, supporting cast member Martin Freeman revealed his reaction to Coogler’s plans for the upcoming sequel.
Martin Freeman appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden when he revealed how Ryan Coogler explained the plans for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Although the star described some of the story as being “really very odd,” he also noted that audiences are in for a “real treat” that will hopefully do Chadwick Boseman’s legacy justice. Take a look at Martin Freeman’s comments below.
“I had a Zoom call with Ryan Coogler, the director and co-writer about seven or eight weeks ago, I suppose. He sort of meticulously took me through all of my character’s beats in the film. He took me through the film, but incorporating my character’s beats. And some of it was really very odd. And I think [Coogler] could see from the reaction on my face to some of the things he was saying, my face must have been going [shocked face] like that, because he kept sort of stopping, and he kept going, ‘Stay with me, but this is going to work.’ People are in for, I think, a real treat. I mean we’ve not done it yet, who knows, we might make it awful. But, I’m hoping we won’t, I’m hoping people are going to be in for a treat. Obviously, the hope is we do the first film justice and we do Chadwick’s legacy on it justice and make, hopefully, another good film.”
What do you make of Martin Freeman’s words about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever? Are you excited to see the Ryan Coogler sequel? Sound-off in the comments below!
Here is the synopsis for the first film:
After the death of his father, the king of Wakanda, young T’Challa returns home to the isolated high-tech African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and Black Panther – is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, he must release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
The sequel is scheduled to hit theaters on July 8, 2022. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!