With the sudden tragic death of the talented actor, Chadwick Boseman, who brought T’Challa to life, Marvel and Disney were struggling with how to proceed with the already announced Marvel Cinematic Universe film — Black Panther 2.
Now, Letitia Wright is speaking out on the film, saying it’s difficult to even “think about” doing a Black Panther 2 without Chadwick Boseman.
Wright, who portrays Shuri, the princess of Wakanda and the younger sister of T’Challa, refers to the late actor as “my brother” and says right now, the focus is on remembering Boseman.
“We’re just still mourning Chad, so it’s not something I even want to think about,” Wright told Net-a-Porter when asked about a Black Panther sequel. “The thought of doing it without him is kinda strange. We’re just grieving at the moment, so it’s trying to find the light in the midst of it.”
Wright previously shared a video eulogy for the late Chadwick Boseman on her Instagram page, remembering him as “my brother” and “an angel on Earth”, as well as several different photos of Boseman, with very simple captions in which have huge meanings. You can see one of the photos below.
Not long ago we reported that Marvel reportedly decided on how they would proceed with the film — Focusing on Shuri, who would assume the mantle after T’Challa dies off-screen, and become Wakanda’s new protector on a permanent basis.
More on Chadwick Boseman
On the evening of Friday, August 28, the world lost a talented actor and real-life superhero. Chadwick Boseman, who famously brought King T’Challa to life in Marvel’s Black Panther, passed away from colon cancer. He was 43 years young.
His family released a statement saying, “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought many of the films you have come to love so much.”
The news came as a shock to many as they took to social media to express their condolences for the late actor. Everyone from around the world has been sharing love, kind words and thoughts on the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman, including The Walt Disney Company, Marvel Studios, and actors including Josh Gad, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Brie Larson, Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo, and more. Joe Biden and Former President Barack Obama even took to social media to express their condolences for the actor.
Marvel Studios Chief Kevin Feige also shared a statement:
Chadwick’s passing is absolutely devastating. He was our T’Challa, our Black Panther, and our dear friend. Each time he stepped on set, he radiated charisma and joy, and each time he appeared on screen, he created something truly indelible. He embodied a lot of amazing people in his work, and nobody was better at bringing great men to life. He was as smart and kind and powerful and strong as any person he portrayed. Now he takes his place alongside them as an icon for the ages. The Marvel Studios family deeply mourns his loss, and we are grieving tonight with his family.
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