Just two months before the movie’s release, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is reportedly undergoing a number of reshoots.
During the week of September 7, director Ryan Coogler will oversee a number of reshoots in Georgia, as Cosmic Circus announced on Twitter. Reshoots for a movie this close to its release date are unusual, but some fans believe that the production crew is now filming brand new post credit scenes.
With the hashtag #RecastTChalla, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are requesting a post credit scene featuring a T’Challa alternative in the comment section. After the first Black Panther movie became one of Marvel’s most lucrative films ever, earning over $1 billion at the box office and earning a Best Picture nomination at the 91st Academy Awards, Marvel Studios rehired famed director Ryan Coogler for the sequel.
However, with the unexpected death of the lead actor Chadwick Boseman in 2020, scripting and directing the sequel was not an easy feat. Coogler “feels the loss in a very, very real way,” according to Boseman’s co-star Lupita Nyong’o, who said that the filmmaker “reshaped the sequel in a way that pays tribute to Boseman.”
Compared to most other Marvel movies, not much is known about the upcoming sequel to the 2018 hit film. However, the synopsis, released just after the debut of the emotionally-charged trailer, suggests that the nation of Wakanda will be facing its toughest battle yet.
Letitia Wright discussed how Shuri will respond to T’Challa’s passing in the follow-up, which many believe will see her assume the role of the next Black Panther. Because of the death of her brother, Wright claimed, the artist is “so obsessed by her work that she is genuinely creating at another level, at a greater level.
“There is a tonne of new technology to look forward to, so I believe that is where she is right now. How do I process this, for instance? Additionally, she pours even more of her energy into technology. There are many exciting new things to keep an eye out for.”
Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever will hit theatres on November 11. For now enjoy the official trailer below