What’s in store with the new “Black Panther” sequel may not just come as a surprise to fans. For now at least, it seems even the movie’s talent, such as veteran actress Angela Bassett, isn’t clear on “what it’s going to look like at all.”
In a Wednesday, July 7, interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” Bassett revealed that “there have been about five incarnations of the script” for the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” film. And it may not end there, as Bassett pointed out. “I hear another one’s coming,” she shared.
Just a little over a week ago, it was announced that the crew has gone into production on the film, and fans can’t help but wonder what this is going to look like without the beloved Chadwick Boseman, who played the Black Panther himself in the original movie. Boseman tragically passed away nearly a year ago in August from colon cancer. It was a shock to the world as no one knew about his diagnosis until the news of his passing.
In regards to Boseman’s passing and the script of the sequel, “Of course, with our dear king going on to glory, a lot of things had to be shifted and changed. The Golden Globe-winning actress said, “So thankfully, Ryan [Coogler] and Joe Robert Cole, they’re just such masterful storytellers that they’ve found a way into this world and hopefully it will be satisfying, I think, for the fans and it will be honorable of our Chad. We love our king.”
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is set to be released on July 8, 2022. The last project Boseman’s fans got to see him in was “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” starring Viola Davis. There is one more project Boseman was able to take part in, and it’s Marvel’s animated series “What If…?” In it, he will reprise his role as Prince T’Challa of Wakanda, aka Black Panther.
On Thursday, Marvel released a two-minute trailer of the multiverse series, and toward the end of the trailer, Boseman voices the Cinematic Universe role. The antagonist of the Black Panther film, Killmonger, also will make an appearance in “What If…?” It is set to start streaming next month.