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After the death of Chadwick Boseman, it is assumed that Letitia Wright as Shuri will lead the “Black Panther” franchise.
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The sequel to the superhero movie Black Panther will begin filming in July of next year in Atlanta. The sequel has been temporarily put on hold following the sudden disappearance of Chadwick Boseman, who played the titular superhero, last year. Initially, the plan was to start production in March of next year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Now, multiple sources claim Marvel is planning to prepare for a sequel to filming, which will begin in Atlanta in July and last for six months.
Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta is in talks to play one of the antagonists. Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett are set to return for the next chapter, with many hinting that Wright’s character Shuri could play a bigger role.
There hasn’t been an update yet on who could reprise the central role of the late Boseman, and the studio has also not revealed their plans for how they would proceed without Boseman, although they have indicated that ‘they wouldn’t use CGI to include the star in the movie.
Boseman became a global star playing Black Panther and his alter ego, T’Challa, in the 2018 film. He was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016. In August, the actor died at home. in Los Angeles, with his wife and family by his side.