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Marvel Plans July Start Date For Black Panther Sequel, Narcos Star in Talks For Antagonist Role

November 20, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Black Panther

After being sidelined by the sudden death of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel’s Black Panther sequel appears to be back on track. THR reports that Marvel Studios is readying the film for an Atlanta shoot that will kick off in July and last up to six months. In addition, Narcos: Mexico star Tenoch Huerta is reportedly set to join the cast as one of the film’s antagonists, though details on which bad guy aren’t known.

The film was rocked after Boseman, who played T’challa in the MCU including his solo film, passed in August due to cancer. The film had been looking to shoot in March but Boseman’s death obviously meant the film had to be put on the shelf for a bit as they tried to navigate the situation. Details on how the film will move ahead without Boseman aren’t yet known, though we do know that CGI will not be used to insert the actor into the film.

Letitia Wright (Shuri), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Winston Duke (M’Baku), and Angela Bassett (Ramonda) are all set to return, and there are rumors (not yet confirmed) that Wright will have a greater role in the new film. Ryan Coogler is back to write and direct the film.