Kevin Feige On Developing Black Panther 2 After Chadwick Boseman’s Death
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige mentioned the aftermath of Chadwick Boseman’s loss of life throughout Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s pre-production.
Marvel Studios confronted a tough choice in 2020 following Chadwick Boseman’s passing. Director Ryan Coogler was already onerous at work on the movie’s sequel that initially featured T’Challa. Once the suitable period of time handed, it was ultimately introduced that Marvel Studios would transfer ahead with a Black Panther sequel however not recast the T’Challa position.
How did Marvel Studios cope with Chadwick Boseman’s loss of life?
During Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s global press conference, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige opened up about what occurred behind-the-scenes in the wake of Chadwick Boseman’s tragic passing:
“Well, I mean, Ryan and Nate really will be best to answer that. In my memory of it, it was, the shock turned into, well, you know, what do we do? What should we do? Should we do anything?”
Despite Chadwick Boseman’s loss of life in August 2020, filming on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever nonetheless managed to start in June 2021. Kevin Feige went on to speak about how the main focus of the sequel naturally shifted towards the supporting characters:
“And I think relatively soon, it was determined that this amazing ensemble of characters and this world that had been created onscreen needed to continue. Ryan pours everything and all of himself into everything he does, and had been working for almost a year on a version of the movie with T’Challa in it and was finding and pouring his life experience from making the first movie into that. Then when we lost Chad, all of that, obviously, was then poured into this movie, as well and keeping the idea of a celebration of Wakanda and the character at the forefront, in addition to the grief that, of course, is gonna come with that.”
Disney’s official synopsis for the movie reads as follows: “In Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.”
Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Wakanda Forever stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett.
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