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‘I Think People Will Be Disappointed’: Daniel Kaluuya Explains His Absence From Black Panther 2

Recent reports say Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is not going to have Daniel Kaluuya reprise his role as W’Kabi; the actor also confirmed. He explained why he will not show up in the highly awaited MCU sequel Wakanda Forever.

Daniel Kaluuya talked about his absence in Black-Panther: Wakanda Forever
Daniel Kaluuya talks about his absence in Black-Panther: Wakanda Forever

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After confirming that he will not reprise his role in Wakanda Forever earlier this week, he had an interview with The Hollywood Reporter to explain his absence from the movie to the fans. He said he was unable to come back to the MCU due to planning and scheduling problems with his upcoming movie Nope, which was done during the same time as the next Black Panther movie.

Black Panther’s Daniel Kaluuya Confirms His Absence From Wakanda Forever

Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi, Black Panther
Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, in Black Panther

Daniel Kaluuya then proceeded to say that it was hard for him to even speak about Wakanda Forever without remembering Chadwick Boseman, who performed the titular superhero and left a mark in our hearts. He talked about his break on the sequel, saying:

“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 by whatever will happen. That’s what was amazing about the first one.”

“What can you say? Legit, and I mean that in a real sense, what can you say? Watching [Boseman] 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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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

After Chadwick Boseman passed away, the spark ran about the story of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It has been said that Marvel has decided not to recast Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa, and other characters from the first film including Letitia Wright’s Shuri, Danai Gurira’s Okoye, Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia, Martin Freeman’s Everett K. Ross, Winston Duke’s M’Baku and Angela Bassett’s Ramonda, who are all set to return for the sequel.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to release in theaters on November 11.

Source: cbr.com

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