As the new trailer arrived last week, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is shaping up to be the perfect successor to Black Panther, one of the most commercially successful movies by Marvel Studios ever released.
But even though the promise is very promising for the movie to be the next big thing by Marvel Studios, the cast of the film still felt the absence of Chadwick Boseman, who played the main protagonist T’Challa in Black Panther from the set after his untimely demise from colon cancer on 28th August 2020.
Winston Duke, his co-star who played M’baku in Black Panther, and returns to reprise the role in the upcoming sequel opened up about what it felt like on set without Boseman while shooting for the sequel.
Chadwick Boseman’s Absence Left A Gaping Hole
Recently, Winston Duke was a guest on Jamie Hill’s Unbothered Podcast where Duke revealed that it was not easy on anybody when they realized that Chadwick Boseman was no longer with them.
“That is something that we have to wrestle with daily on set because there was a gaping hole when it came to his presence,” Duke said while remembering how it was while he was on the film’s set.
He further added, saying “He wasn’t walking around with a big ego… You don’t realize the impact when they’re there.”
Director Ryan Coogler added a similar sentiment in a recent interview, stating, “I think this film has the fog of loss over it, and anamorphic lenses warp the image a little bit.”
What Does Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Holds For Us?
After Chadwick Boseman’s death, the producers and director decided that no CGI would be employed to get T’Challa’s face back. This was a decision made to honor the memory and legacy of Boseman while giving them the challenge to overcome in order to continue the legacy that Boseman left and to make it better than before.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will introduce a beloved Marvel character Namor the Sub-Mariner (Tenoch Huerta), leader of the underwater kingdom of Talocan
Senior awards editor Clayton Davis has even released a report ranking the chances of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever receiving an Academy Award, a.k.a an Oscar, in numerous categories.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever comes out on November 11, 2022.
Source: Dailymail UK