Marvel Studios is less than two months away from its final film of Phase 4 of the MCU, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever , Sequel to MCU’s highest-grossing single of all time Spider-Man: No Way Home, but while black panther 2 Marvel will take the story from Wakanda to new heights, this time without lead actor Chadwick Boseman, who tragically passed away in 2020 after a long battle with cancer.
Fandom is widely divided as to whether Boseman’s role of T’Challa should have been recast. In the end, Marvel Studios made the difficult choice not to take the route with which black panther 2 Ready to pay tribute to the memory of both the actor and the character.
The decision to go ahead with the film as a whole was also logistically and emotionally difficult, as Boseman was the driving force behind one of the MCU’s greatest films of all time. However, it was actually Boseman who, according to one of his co-stars, pushed for the franchise to continue before his demise.
Chadwick Boseman backs Black Panther 2
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Star Letitia Wright spoke with The Playlist about Marvel’s support with the franchise through the late Chadwick Boseman’s battle with cancer.
Asked if there was a moment when she became comfortable moving on, she looked back and saw how much she struggled to lose Boseman, whom she looked up to as a brother. But once director Ryan Coogler “Heard Chadwick give her a gentle push to continue” Without her, he began to feel that it was bigger than everyone involved, believing that everyone was making the right decisions:
Playlist: “Black Panther was a big, big hit and then with the passing of Chad, it was something where people were kinda wondering how Marvel would continue. As someone involved in the project, was there a moment where You were comfortable where you were like, ‘Well, they know what they’re doing, Ryan knows what he’s doing, and it’s going to be great.'”
Wright: “I always knew that everybody knew what they were doing. You know, I thought… it was hard for me to imagine being on set without my brother. This was something I had been struggling with for months. And the faith that Ryan felt [after] She heard Chadwick push that gentle push to keep her going, and the way Ryan would express it was bigger than all of us, and Chad wanted us to keep really encouraging me. So yes, I believe so. I love Ryan, he’s a huge supporter for my talents, for my dreams, and for my goals. He believes in me so much and having someone by my side means a lot to me. So I can’t wait for you guys to see the film and how we honored Chad in a beautiful way.”
Wright was also asked if she could use some words to describe what fans would see with this new film, to which she replied “Heartfelt” And “brave” Before cutting yourself:
Playlist: “And just one word, what do you think people are going to say when they watch Wakanda Forever?”
Wright: “Hmm, a word, ya know?”
Playlist: “Well, you can be generous with that. We could have done two or three.”
Wright: “Thank you. Definitely like, not only adventurous but absolutely like heart. Heart touching, adventure film. That’s what you’re getting from me today.”
Wright also looked at the style of the films she’s been making in recent years, going back to her past. “An Arthouse Indie Kid.”
She looked back on how she decided to tackle the role of Shuri in the first place. black Pantherwho gave him a fun “Opportunity to play the role of a scientist” And just happened within the MCU:
I’ve always been an arthouse indie kid. If you look back before the commuter, you’ll see that I did My Brother the Devil with Sally L. Hosseini, with James Floyd, at Sundance like 2013. I did Top Boy with Yan Demange… Arthouse movies and the core of who I am. I just love cinema and I think the opportunity came to play Shuri in Black Panther, not because I’m a big fan of the franchise and I’m obsessed with it, but because it was an opportunity to play a scientist. . And it so happened that it was part of a huge Marvel Cinematic movie, which I love. So it’s a conscious choice, yes, because it’s where my heart is, but at the same time, I’m following where there are good stories. And good stories sometimes take me to the sets of Black Panther and sometimes they take me to the sets of Silent Twins.”
Ryan Coogler had Boseman’s seal of approval
black panther 2 Dealing with an almost unprecedented situation, its story continues without the reworking of its lead actor after a tragic death. This is especially big because of how massively successful its predecessor was, at one point ranking as one of the ten highest-grossing films of all time.
Chadwick Boseman was also battling cancer throughout his MCU tenure, starting with his debut more than six years ago in 2016. captain america civil war, Seeing how difficult it was for him, getting Boseman’s support in creating Coogler black panther 2 Would have meant a lot to the director as he struggled to make the decision of how to proceed through this scenario.
Thankfully Boseman’s presence will be felt throughout the event black panther 2, along with the film’s characters and the actors themselves are doing everything in their power to ensure that the Wakandan king remains front and center. How the story around him proceeds is still a mystery, especially with regards to who will take over as Black Panther, but having Boseman’s seal of approval has kept fans’ minds up about this release. Should help reduce anxiety with build-up.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Will premiere in theaters on November 11.