Daniel Kaluuya Will Not Appear In ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

The Academy Award winner was committed to Jordan Peele's Nope.

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Daniel Kaluuya did not return as W’Kabi for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has already wrapped filming, with promotional materials starting to hit the internet ahead of the film’s first trailer. In the wake of Chadwick Boseman’s death, Wakanda Forever still brought back many of the star-studded cast members from the first film. It was initially believed that Daniel Kaluuya would be one of the actors to return in the sequel.

According to Rotten Tomatoes‘ Jacqueline Coley, Daniel Kaluuya confirmed he will not be in Wakanda Forever. The 2021 Academy Award winner portrayed W’Kabi, the leader of the Border Tribe, in the first film but could not make it back to Wakanda due to scheduling conflicts with Jordan Peele’s Nope.

First Look At Black Panther 2 Coming Soon?

The first look at the upcoming sequel could be coming very soon with Marvel Studios’ presentation at San Diego Comic-Con next week. It’s safe to say Marvel will release the first trailer for the film and finally confirm Namor’s MCU introduction.

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, the film 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.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on November 11, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original content.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.