The head of Marvel Studios has confirmed to Variety that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has begun production. The movie will see Ryan Coogler again returning to direct the film. Feige also said that all of the original cast would be returning as well. This presumably includes Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett. At this time there is no official word from Marvel Studios on the cast, however. Chadwick Boseman will not be returning to play the title after dying from colon cancer in August 2020.
“It’s clearly very emotional without Chad,” Feige said before the Black Widow Global Fan Event in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. “But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We’re going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud.”
No plot details have been released about the film at this point. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled to be in theaters on July 8, 2022. It is one of 26 Marvel Studios movies currently planned to be in theaters and Disney+. There is also a series in the works that will take place in the world of Wakanda.
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