Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige shared an emotional statement as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as production began on the sequel in Atlanta.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has started production in Atlanta. Details on the film are practically non-existent, though it is known that Ryan Coogler will be returning to direct, alongside a majority of the cast from the first film. The cast and crew of Wakanda Forever suffered a grave loss earlier last year when Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman passed away after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Based on speculation and previous comments, the sequel is set to explore the legacy of the Black Panther and be a tribute to Boseman’s character of T’Challa. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige echoed these sentiments in a new statement to mark the start of production.
At last night’s Black Widow Global Fan Event, Kevin Feige shared a statement focusing on Wakanda Forever. In the statement, Feige touched upon how the cast and crew will make Chadwick Boseman proud with the Black Panther sequel, which is just starting production in Atlanta.
“It’s clearly very emotional without Chad. 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.”
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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.
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