The long-awaited sequel to the Marvel blockbuster movie, ‘Black Panther’ was put on hold as the devastating loss of Chadwick Boseman shocked the entire world after a 4 years battle with colon cancer in August of this year.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the sequel to ‘Black Panther’ will begin shooting in Atlanta in July of 2021. The production is expected to film for six months.
After the death of Chadwick, fans understandably began to wonder what happens to the role of the late Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa) with many suggesting the production may decide on a CGI body-double as it has been the practice of filmmakers when faced with similar circumstances.
However, the studio’s Executive Vice President said that won’t be the case during an interview with Clarin.
Victoria Alonso said: “No. There’s only one Chadwick, and he’s not with us. 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 honor this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really.”
“Because Chadwick was not only a wonder…but it also seems to me that as a character what he did elevated us as a company, and has left his moment in history. I know that sometimes two months go by or three months go by in production and one says, already, it was a long time. But it is not a long time, we have to think carefully about what we are going to do, and how, and think about how we are going to honor the franchise.”
We believe these words have been carefully thought of and the sentiments were very understandable. We hope the studio comes up with something worthy of the legacy left behind by Chadwick Boseman and his team.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with Chadwick’s family and loved ones.