Shooting for the Marvel movie Black Panther sequel is expected to begin next July. Insiders report to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday that the recordings will start in Atlanta and will last at least six months.
Production of the film was originally scheduled to start in March 2021, but it was postponed following the unexpected death of lead actor Chadwick Boseman last August.
It is still unknown how Marvel will fill Boseman’s role of T’Challa or whether he will be replaced by another actor. It does seem out of the question that the studio will use visual effects to show Boseman in the film.
Part of the cast is now known. Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett will return after their roles in the first film. Actor Tenoch Huerta (Narcos: Mexico ) was added to the cast on Friday.
The release of Black Panther 2 was scheduled for May 2022 due to the delay caused by the corona virus and the death of Boseman. It seems unlikely that this date will be reached. Director Ryan Coogler will be directing just like the first part.
Black Panther is about the battle for the throne of the fictional African country of Wakanda. The first part, released in February 2018, is one of the most successful Marvel movies to date.