Black Panther 2 has wrapped filming, and we have all the details on what to expect from the highly anticipated sequel.
The film is set to hit theaters on May 6, 2022, and will see the return of Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, alongside Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue.
newcomers include Namor in an undisclosed role, while returning cast members include Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross and Winston Duke as M’Baku.
What we know about the plot is that it will focus on the aftermath of Killmonger’s death and T’Challa’s ascension to the throne. We will also see Shuri take on a more prominent role, as she is now the newly appointed queen of Wakanda.
The film will also deal with the ramifications of Thanos’ snap and how it affected Wakanda and its people. We can expect to see some major action sequences, as well as some emotional moments, as the characters grapple with the loss of those they love.
With filming now wrapped, we can expect to see some promotional material for the film in the near future. So stay tuned for more updates on Black Panther 2! Black Panther 2 Wraps Filming: Check It Out.
Black Panther 2’s release date was delayed to late 2022
Crew members from Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever confirm the film has finally wrapped filming. The Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel has been in development since 2018, but director Ryan Coogler has not had an easy path to replicate the magic of the first film.
Chadwick Boseman’s tragic passing in 2020 meant Black Panther 2 was suddenly without its lead character. After seeing the first trailer, many fans criticized Marvel Studios for not recasting T’Challa, forcing Coogler to rewrite the script to focus on other characters such as Shuri (Letitia Wright), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and M’Baku (Winston Duke).
Production on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was delayed due to the story changes, while COVID-19 also complicated the expected shoot. Filming began at the end of June 2021 even though a final script was not locked in stone.
It wasn’t too long after that Black Panther 2’s production encountered its first big hurdle, as Wright became unable to continue working after sustaining several injuries during a stunt. While filming continued without her, there was only so much that could be accomplished with the franchise’s presumed next star. Wright was then at the center of more controversy due to COVID-19 vaccinations, and Black Panther 2’s release date was delayed to late 2022.