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Black Panther 2 set for July commencement of filming as villain cast

November 24th, 2020 by Marc Comments

With the sad passing of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman earlier this year, many wondered what would happen to his character of T’Challa in the MCU moving forward.

And, while the Black Panther sequel was originally set to film next March, it seems that the star’s legacy will carry on as Black Panther 2 is now set to begin filming in July 2021 in Atlanta.

While nothing certain has been confirmed about how the story will move forward without Boseman, word is that it’s likely going to be Letitia Wright’s  Shuri, T’Challa’s sister, who will pick up the mantle of the Black Panther and, on top of that, while the story will likely address Boseman’s absence, we will not be seeing a CGI version of him in the movie.

Victoria Alonso, the executive vice president of Marvel Studios said: “No. There’s only one Chadwick, and he’s not with us.”

He added: “Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we return to history and what we do to honour this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really.”

On top of this, we know that Mexican actor and Narcos star Tenoch Huerta (left)  is now in talks to play one of the movie’s big bads.

Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett are all also expected to return with Michael B Jordan’s Killmonger rumoured to return too despite dying in the first movie.

What say you all? Would you like to see Shuri as the new Black Panther? Or do you think a CGI Boseman is acceptable for the sake of the story? Let me hear all your thoughts, gang.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….