Black Panther director Ryan Coogler revealed that he finished the original script for ‘Black Panther 2’ a couple of weeks before Chadwick Boseman passed away. Coogler told, “My last conversation was calling him, asking him if he wanted to read it before I got notes from the studio.”
Speaking on Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Apple TV Podcast, Ryan Coogler revealed some exciting news about the Black Panther 2 original script written for Chadwick Boseman. Coogler told, “My last conversation was calling him, asking him if he wanted to read it before I got notes from the studio.”
Coogler praises Chadwick as unique, during the first film, Chad was doing all the action sequences with his illness. he told “Everything about Chad was unique. How he lived, and how he died, was also unique. I realized that he was an expert at withholding information. He was sick when I met him. I mean, he might have been diagnosed shortly after we met, but was struggling with it when we met. You know what I mean? The first time I met him was 2015. And, you know, when he passed bro, I found out like, ‘Oh man, he was.’ I was just going back to all the things that I asked him to do in the movie [laughing]. You know, fight this dude, hang on to this thing, jump onto this pad, and some days where I would find him doing things that were kind of inexplicable.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the sequel without Chadwick Boseman. The film’s script was rewritten after Boseman’s demise. The film stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Dominique Thorne, Florence Kasumba, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett.
The plot follows, “Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye, and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with Nakia and Everett Ross to forge a new path for their beloved kingdom.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will debut in theaters on November 11, 2022.