The actor, who performed the titular hero within the 2018 flick, tragically died final August after battling most cancers. “Black Panther II” had already been introduced by Marvel to be in growth earlier than his loss of life.
Although the Disney-owned studio has not but revealed the way it plans to handle Boseman’s absence from the upcoming movie and franchise at massive, Marvel exec Kevin Feige revealed late final 12 months that the studio wouldn’t recast the character.
Followers have speculated how the movie may transfer ahead with out its unique main man, and whereas no specifics got, Lupita Nyong’o has opened up about how the flick will honor her late co-star.
The actress, 38, who appeared as Nakia alongside Boseman in “Black Panther,” paid a digital go to to “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” on Monday and chatted in regards to the flick.
The Oscar winner mentioned she knew “for sure” Boseman would need the Marvel workforce to press on with the franchise.
“I really feel that what [director and co-writer] Ryan Coogler has deliberate very a lot honors [Boseman] and his legacy,” mentioned Nyong’o. “I be ok with going again.”
“It is nonetheless so onerous for me to come back to phrases along with his passing,” the star admitted when requested what she’ll miss most about Boseman. “His management. He led the film with such compassion and presence. When Chadwick got here on set, he was current and he introduced his total being to that film and he was simply so humble as effectively.”
She continued: “That management can be missed and he was my buddy so it is onerous to think about him up to now tense nonetheless.”
The unique movie noticed Nyong’o and Boseman play will-they-or-won’t-they former lovers on the point of a reunion as he is pressured to defend his homeland from a usurper within the type of his long-lost cousin.
In November 2020, The Hollywood Reporter said that Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke and Letitia Wright have been anticipated to reprise their roles within the sequel, whereas Martin Freeman and Danai Gurira have been rumored to seem once more as effectively.