Chadwick Boseman’s legacy could be underlined in the coming weeks with a slew of posthumous awards for his sensational performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and now his Black Panther co-star Lupita Nyong’o has been speaking about making the blockbuster sequel without their “King”.
Appearing on Good Morning America, the Academy Award wining actor spoke about how they were “dedicated to re-imagining his legacy” following his tragic passing from cancer last August.
Nyong’o said “It’s going to be different, of course, without our King to go back into that world, but I know that all of us are dedicated to re-imagining or carrying on his legacy in this new Black Panther.” She continued to say that “Ryan Coogler has some really, really exciting ideas that I look forward to bringing to life with the rest of the family”.
The Us actor wouldn’t spill the beans on any specifics, adding “In true Marvel form, I have nothing to tell you”, but did go on to say that “so much of the comics and that first movie is the world of Wakanda. Wakanda is a place to further explore with characters and different subcultures, so it was always about furthering the mythology and the inspiration of Wakanda. There is also the task of honouring and respecting the ongoing learnings and teachings from Chad as well.”
Black Panther II is currently slated for release in July 2022, while director Ryan Coogler is also developing a new Wakanda-based spinoff series for the Disney+ streaming service. Let us know what you’d like to see explored in the world of Wakanda by heading to our social channels @FlickeringMyth…