In the wake of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman’s astonishing and heartbreaking demise, we assumed that Marvel Studios and director Ryan Coogler would set the arranged Black Panther 2 aside for later while they lamented and sorted out the most ideal approach to push ahead with the sequel to the billion dollar hit.
However, evidently they’ve just sorted things out – or if nothing else so much that a creation start date has just been set. Another report says that Black Panther 2 will start shooting in July 2021, only four months after its underlying arranged creation start. What’s more, that, yet the film has likewise discovered an actor to play one of its villains.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog reports that Black Panther 2 will go before cameras in Atlanta in July 2021, and the shoot is relied upon to keep going for “upwards of six months.” That’s an extremely lengthy timespan, in any event, for an ultra-sized superhero blockbuster like this. (For the good of comparison, the first Black Panther recorded for under four months.)
In the interim, Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta, who has showed up in Cary Fukunaga’s Sin Nombre, Sam Mendes’ Bond film Specter, and who plays Rafael Caro Quintero on the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico, has been projected in a key role. THR says he’ll play one of the film’s opponents, yet there’s no word yet about who precisely that may be. In Avengers: Endgame, there was a reference to seismic tremors occurring underneath ocean level, driving numerous to contemplate whether that was laying the preparation for Namor the Sub-Mariner to perhaps show up in Black Panther 2. Honestly, we have no clue if that will really play out, however since we don’t have anything else to go on, fiercely conjecturing that Huerta could be playing an undersea occupant is all the better we can do right now.
Sadly, this new report doesn’t give the response to the inquiry everybody has about Black Panther 2: how the hell is Marvel going to push ahead with this establishment without its star? We know they’re not going to utilize a CGI Boseman to make a full presentation (express gratitude toward God) and there have been a few thunderings that Letitia Wright’s Shuri may play a bigger part in the story, yet that actually doesn’t address how the characters will respond to T’Challa’s nonappearance or how that nonattendance will be tended to in the story. Will they execute the character off screen? That feels somewhat brutal, however everything considered, I would have much rather observed Lucasfilm adopt that strategy with Carrie Fisher’s General Leia in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker than attempt to fabricate a story around a couple of stray lines and film from erased scenes. Maybe the most probable arrangement is to reevaluate the character totally, a decision that is loaded with its own difficulties.