The death of Chadwick Boseman was a real shock, and it was not easy for his colleagues to return to the set for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever .
Director Ryan Coogler reworked the story to include the death of the protagonist in the sequel, but he and the cast wanted to pay homage to the missing friend even before filming, by visiting the place where he rests.
Speaking with Empire , which dedicated the covers of its new issue to the film, Dominique Thorne ( Riri Williams / Ironheart ) stressed the importance of that moment:
By remembering and saying the names of the people we have lost, we keep adding power to their name. And that’s exactly what we did that day, telling and hearing stories about him. I can’t imagine another way to start this journey.
Lupita Nyong’o , interpreter of Nakia , added:
It was essential to experience that moment when we physically went to pay homage, and being with her family members emotionally allowed me to return to that world in a way that I didn’t know I needed until I was there.
The release is expected on November 9 in Italian cinemas. Below you will see some new images shared by Winston Duke , aka M’Baku .
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The official synopsis
In Marvel Studios Black Panther: Wakanda Forever , Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight for protect their nation from encroaching world powers after King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans try to understand the next chapter of their story, the heroes must come together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path to the kingdom of the Wakanda. The film features Tenoch Huerta in the role of Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, and is also played by Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.
The cast will return Danai Gurira ( Okoye ), Lupita Nyong’o ( Nakia ), Florence Kasumba ( Ayo ), Letitia Wright ( Shuri ), Angela Bassett ( Regina Ramonda ), Winston Duke ( M’Baku ) and Martin Freeman ( Everett Ross ) . There will also be Tenoch Huerta ( Namor ), Michaela Coel ( Aneka ), Lake Bell , Mabel Cadena ( Namora ),Alex Livinalli ( Attuma ) and Kamaru Usman . Additionally, Dominique Thorne will debut as Riri Williams / Ironheart .
As in the first film, the screenplay was written by Joe Robert Cole ( American Crime Story ) and Ryan Coogler ( Fruitvale Station , Creed ), who directs the film.