During an interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show , Leticia Wright opened up about her experience on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. In conversation, Wright delved further into the film and the crew’s relationship with Chadwick Boseman, which everyone felt during filming. When Fallon asked what Wright could tell everyone about the film, the actress responded.
Well, the first thing I can say is, you know, the first movie did so well. You know, we’ve had cultural influences and changes. And this movie is… I’m trying to follow that, you know, whoever watches it to inspire it. We have new actors, like Dominic Thorne and Michaela Cole. The adventure is over.
Giving his take on the sequel, he shared more personal notes about his experiences while making the film and told everyone that he feels Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is “a contribution to Chadwick’s legacy.” There is more than that.
I think it’s a great contribution to Chadwick’s legacy for me I think it’s a love letter to him. I know that every day that I went on set, I focused my energy on that – every scene that I could fit in. I wanted to dedicate excellence to making this film great.
While Letitia Wright has refrained from revealing who will be wearing the costume in the sequel, it’s almost certain that her brother’s successor could be Shuri, an idea that’s shown well in the comics and given that Letitia Wright eh playing the lead role in the film, it seems quite plausible who is.
Honoring Chadwick Boseman in Wakanda Forever
During pre-production on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever , Chadwick Boseman passed away after a years-long secret battle with cancer. His status at Marvel was unknown as the actor continued filming for his project while undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments for his condition.
As Wright said, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is an attempt by the cast and filmmakers to honor Chadwick’s work and dedication to acting that made Black Panther an icon. Cultured he even appeared in the trailer. At first glance, the impact of T’Challa’s absence from Chadwick as a new threat to Wakandan emerged could be felt in every shot.
Since Marvel Studios decided not to recast the role, it’s almost certain that the character could fulfill his end in the MCU, which is sure to stir up some emotions in theaters. But it will still live on Chadwick’s impact on the franchise and the recognition his portrayal in the MCU has brought.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released on November 11, 2022. Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba will reprise their respective roles from previous MCU installments, with Tenoch Huerta, Michaela Cole, Dominic and Thorne joining the cast that he Currie later appears in his series as Ironheart.