We’re Going to Make Chad Proud – Kevin Feige
Wakanda has been restored by Marvel Studios. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told that work on “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” the highly anticipated sequel to the Oscar-winning, billion-dollar blockbuster “Black Panther,” began on Tuesday at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta.
Director Ryan Coogler will return to direct from his script, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige adds that everyone from the original cast will return – except for actor Chadwick Boseman, who died in August 2020 after a four-year struggle with colon cancer.
Before the “Black Widow” Global Fan Event in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, Feige remarked, “It’s clearly extremely emotional without Chad.” “However, everyone is also quite enthusiastic to reintroduce the world of Wakanda to the general public and the fans. We’ll accomplish it in a way that Chad would be proud of.”
Storyline specifics are being kept under secret, and Feige hasn’t said which performers will be returning. However, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett are all expected to reprise their roles from the first film. (A Marvel Studios spokesman indicated there will be no more updates.)
When it debuted in February 2018, “Black Panther” became a cultural phenomenon, debunking the poisonous Hollywood myth that films with a primarily Black cast could not be economically viable abroad. Instead, “Black Panther” grossed $1.34 billion globally, making it Marvel’s highest-grossing non-“Avengers” picture of all time. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including best picture (the first superhero film to get that honour), and won Oscars for soundtrack, costume design, and production design.
On July 8, 2022, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will be released. It’s one of 26 forthcoming Marvel Studios films planned for theatrical distribution and streaming on Disney Plus, including a TV series based in Wakanda that Coogler and his Proximity Media inked with The Walt Disney Company in February as part of a multi-year overall television contract.
At the time of the arrangement, Coogler remarked, “We are especially pleased that we will be taking our first leap alongside Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and their colleagues at Marvel Studios, where we will be working directly with them on select MCU episodes for Disney Plus.” “We’re already working on some exciting projects that we can’t wait to show you.”
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