Black Panther: Daniel Kaluuya Worries Fans Will Be Disappointed With Chadwick Boseman’s Absence

Black Panther star Daniel Kaluuya expresses his concern regarding Chadwick Boseman’s absence from the movie which may disappoint fans.

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Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi in Black Panther (2018)

The actor portrayed W’Kabi as a supporting role in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther film back in 2018. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kaluuya shared his sentiment:

If I said anything, people would be really disappointed. That’s how I feel about it. I think people will be disappointed. They don’t want to be spoiled. They’re surprised in whatever will happen. That’s what was amazing about the first one.”

For Kaluuya, it was difficult to discuss the upcoming movie due to Boseman’s influence on the franchise and the impact of his passing in 2020 due to colon cancer. He added:

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Legit, and I mean that in a real sense, what can you say? Watching him do the first one, knowing what I know, knowing what everyone [now knows], you just look at him in a different stratosphere. As a character, as a human being.”

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Chadwick Boseman and Daniel Kaluuya in a scene in Black Panther

The Cast On Black Panther Without Chadwick Boseman

Letitia Wright, who will reprise her role as Shuri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, has previously mentioned that the sequel would pay honor to Boseman. The actress also talked about how hard they worked for the movie.

Furthermore, Martin Freeman, who portrayed Everett K. Ross in Black Panther, said that it was strange filming the movie without Boseman. In his interview with Collider, he said:

On the one hand, you’re making the film that you’re there to make, and there are scores and scores of people on set, joined in this endeavor to make the film. But there’s also no question that, at the heart of it, there’s quite a gap now, and you felt it.”

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The movie’s plot has not been officially revealed yet, though many theories have been circulating online. Riri Williams a.k.a. Ironheart will also make a debut in the movie. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will arrive in theaters this November 11.

Written by Ariane Cruz

I have been writing news articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Netflix, HBO, and Hollywood celebrities.