Marvel's "Black Panther" Sequel Filming Expected to Begin in July

Chadwick Boseman's widow is administrator of actor's £938k estate

The trade doesn't know how Disney/Marvel plans to proceed without Boseman as the titular Wakandan hero, but the report does mention that Letitia Wright is expected to "take on a more prominent role".

Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett are also set to reprise their respective roles as Nakia, M'Baku and Queen Ramonda. While the role now remains a mystery, speculation has already begun to spread that the actor will be portraying Namor the Submariner, with the Atlantean king's involvement in the Black Panther sequel having been rumored for some time.

It's said Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta, known for Netflix's Narcos: Mexico, is in talks to play one of the antagonists of the film, but the exact character is not known.

Ledward filed a petition to be appointed the administrator in October after Boseman died in August at the age of 43 without leaving a will. The star of such movies as 42 and Da 5 Bloods had been secretly battling colon cancer for the last four years and died surrounded by his wife and family.

The unthinkable loss of Chadwick Boseman understandably slowed down the timeline on Black Panther 2. "Sadly, our king has died in real life, not only in fiction, and we're taking a little time to see how we continue the story and how to honor this chapter of what has unexpectedly happened to us, so painful and bad to be honest", she explained.

"No. There is only one Chadwick, and he's no longer with us", responded Marvel Studios producer Victoria Alonso when questioned if Boseman would be created using a digital double. Ryan Coogler will be back in the director's chair. Besides the three that have already completed shooting and are in post production, with 2021 release dates set (that's Black Widow on May 7, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on July 9, and Eternals on November 11), Spider-Man 3 and Doctor Strange 2 have recently, or will soon, start filming. This comes to us from The Hollywood Reporter.

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