The filming of Black Panther 2 is expected to take place this summer. However, Lupita Nyong’o is opening up about the upcoming sequel to the superhit Marvel movie.
She also talked about how they are planning to move ahead without Chadwick Boseman. The late actor passed away unexpectedly last August at just 43 years of age. He was secretly battling colon cancer which he never publicly revealed. The Black Panther star had been fighting cancer for four years.
Kevin Feige confirmed back in December that they will not be recasting Chadwick as King T’Challa. However, the sequel will be releasing and Lupita opened up about the same on an episode of Good Morning America.
The host, Michael Stahan said he had to ask about the upcoming sequel, Black Panther 2. Lupita hesitated before answering as she said she cannot reveal much. She said, “You know, in true Marvel form, I have nothing to tell you.”
The actress shared that it is going to be different without their king but she knew that all of them are dedicated to carrying on his legacy. She said, “It’s going to be different, of course, without our king (Chadwick Boseman), to go back into that world, but I know that all of us are dedicated to reimagining or carrying on his legacy in this new Black Panther.”
Lupita further shared as she mentioned writer-director, Ryan Coogler has some really exciting ideas. She said she is looking forward to bringing it to life with the rest of the Black Panther family. The actress played the role of Nakia who was the former lover of T’Challa. She was also an undercover spy for Wakanda known as the War Dogs.
Lupita Promotes Her Children’s Book
The actress has been confirmed to return for the sequel along with Winston Duke as M’baku, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danai Gurira as Okoye, and Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross.
As per Disney, the release date for Black Panther 2 is set for July 8, 2022. However, that could be postponed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The original movie of Black Panther had premiered back in 2018 and it became an immediate box office hit.
The Marvel movie opened with a whopping $202 million. The film was the highest-grossing film at the domestic box office back in 2018. It is also second worldwide which is right after Avengers: Infinity War.
Lupita was promoting her new children’s book, Sulwe which was announced last month will be adapted as an animated musical. The book was published back in 2019 as it revolves around a young girl whose skin color is darker than anyone else she knows. However, one night she was visited by a shooting star and goes on a journey to learn about the sisters’ Night and Day.