The Marvel hit 2018 sequel would not be the same without Chadwick Boseman.
Lupita Nyong’o grew up close to Chadwick Boseman during their 2018 Marvel Cinematic Universe creation of “Black Panther.” His death on August 28 last year inspired her to write the message. Mourning shortly thereafter, as the two will eventually collaborate in “Black Panther II”. As previously announced, Boseman’s role as Tchalla will not be re-established in the Ryan sequel. Coogler, which is expected to drop in 2022, but Oscar winner Nyong’o will be starring in the film, returning as Nakia, T ‘ex Challa lover, and Wakanda’s undercover agent in action. A recent interview with Yahoo! Nyong̵7;o movie teased what the movie would be without Boseman.
“People will ask me, ‘Are you excited to go back?’ Excitement is not a word. I felt like I was in a very dark and distracted state when it came to ‘Black Panther 2’. His departure was still very raw for me, ”Nyong’o said,“ and I couldn’t even imagine going on set. And without him, what will be like? “
She added, “But at the same time, we have Ryan’s leader, who felt very much like us, who felt the loss in a very real way. And his idea of the way he reinvented the second film is in homage to the losses we all suffer as actors and as the world. So it feels spiritual and emotional right to do this. And sincerely hope what I am waiting for is to be back together and honor what he started with us and carry his light through it. Because he gave us so many lights that we were still showering, I know for sure. “
Back in September of last year, Nyong’o wrote in her mourning, “When I’m around Chadwick, I want to be better, less, more purposeful. He was filled with love, not fear. He moves quietly on purpose and does not impart himself or his ideals to others. But he is still certain that his life has some meaning. He cares deeply about humanity, about blacks, about his people. He aroused our pride. By pushing and working with such high aim in the movies he chose to give, Chadwick made his home endless. ”
“Black Panther II” will soon begin production in Atlanta. Coogler wants to keep production there despite the SB 202 voting law, as he described in an essay recently shared with the media.