Will there be a Second Season?
The answer is a Yes for now! In October 2018, it was officially confirmed by the director in his statement. It states that he has a unique pressure and responsibility to replicate the movie’s success once again in its sequel.
So the Black Panther has turned out to be a flagship franchise that can’t be ended so quickly. But, might affect it’s future commercial and artistic plans for the makers without Boseman.
In 2019’s D23 Expo, the makers were announced that the movie is scheduled to be released on the 6th of May 2022. Its shooting is supposed to be started next year, i.e., 2021. It will be going to be full of Adventure, Action, and Drama, for sure!
Later an updated post has been released as per the makers with a delay in release date only two days, i.e., May 8, 2022. However, due to the current COVID pandemic situation, no one can predict exactly when things will be alright again.
After this only, filmmakers would do not hesitate to release their upcoming movies! By the way, MSU already has the sequels of Thor, Doctor Strange, and Black Widow in their lineup to be released ahead.
It is difficult for the audiences to imagine someone else in the role of T’Challa, the protector and emperor of Wakanda, a fictional nation. One who will be reprising the Black Panther’s role needs to meet the standard set by Boseman’s Charismatic screen appearance.
When Will It Release?
As per sources, it was revealed that Chadwick was all set to start training for the next installment of his superhuman avatar. Boseman had fought with his secret colon cancer for about the past four years and finally left us! His death is a surprise for his fans and the people related to the Marvel franchise. It is because no one was having any idea about his illness!
Till now, no official statement has been released either by Disney or Marvel about how they will manage Black Panther 2. By the way, fans are against the recasting of roles and urging the same to Marvel Studios. Let us see how makers will handle all such things and meet its fans’ expectations even if its sequel is released after 2-3 years from now!
What Could Season 2 Include?
The Oscar-nominated Black Panther franchise makers had posted their condolence to the big loss they had. It includes Ryan Coogler (writer-director) and Kevin Feige (Marvel Studios), who admired him. As per the director’s recent statement, he worked on the script and dialogue from the previous year and didn’t expect to face a situation like this.
We can’t assume exactly anything now from the writer about how Coogler will turn the story in the sequel. It is still a mystery about whether there will be a new cast in the role of T’Challa, or the fans will be going to see any twist in it!
Kevin Feige has indicated the fact that the sequel will explore more about the past of Wakanda. So this will lead them to even plan for a prequel for the story. The first part of Black Panther that was released at the start of 2018 has already gained the most number of best reviews. It is counted as more than any other movie has ever achieved in Marvel’s cinematic universe.
It is also listed among the highest grosser of all time! So there is tremendous pressure to continue its legacy in its sequel. Now it turned out to be even more challenging after the bad news of the passing away of the main lead of the movie! But we should remember the term “Wakanda Forever”!
Makers will likely take the inputs from Avengers: Endgame and the original movie to plan a new Marvel universe for the film. It would be possibly different than what we have seen in its first part.
There is very much thing that makers can take from the comic’s version of the Black Panther that could be shown ahead onto the big screen. It includes the rescue of Queen Ramonda, battled a Wakandan’s coup, facing Skrull invasion, and fought the KKK.
There is no confirmation about where the sequel’s title will be Black Panther 2 or something else. It could be depending on the theme of the story when it will be finalized since the present one is just a working title.
The complete details about the castings are not clear yet! The sequel will be featuring Erik Killmonger (expected to be performed by Michael B. Jordan) in a cameo appearance as per rumors. Some media publishing also includes the name of Namor, the Sub-Mariner.
The most likely option who can take the Black Panther’s mantle would be Shuri of Letitia Wright. Additionally, there would be Angela Bassett as Ramonda, the mother of T’Challa, and Danai Gurira as Okoye. You can also see Winston Duke as M’Baku, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, and Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia.
Martin Freeman might also appear in it as Everett Ross, a CIA agent. Kendrick Lamar, a rapper and a Grammy Award-winner, expects to have a role in the movie’s upcoming sequel.
As per a report, Donald Glover, writer, actor, comedian, and musician, will also play a role in the movie. He would possibly be seen as a newly introduced antagonist character. Overall, the creative casts will again bring some magic in the second installment of Black Panther.
One thing is sure we won’t be going to see any new footage of Boseman in the movie Black Panther 2. The makers might use his unused footages as T’Challa from past work to be integrated into its sequel.
If this could happen, it will be a sign of dedicating his memories to his fans. Chadwick has made his unique presence in the mind of its audiences. As per the Feige, he will be remembered as an icon for many ages to come!