Black Panther 2, the sequel to the considerably high successful MCU film Black Panther, is reportedly expected to start filming in June 2021.
According to reports, Black Panther 2 will begin principal photography in June 2021. This comes after previous reports which stated that filming of the film would start in July 2021. Wakanda’s King T’Challa, who took over the Black Panther’s manther, was last seen on the big screen in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame.
Notably, the character’s first appearance in the MCU was in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and was portrayed by Chadwick Boseman. The 2018’s Black Panther movie went on to become one of the most popular MCU movies, and a sequel was also announced with a May 2022 release.
Chadwick Boseman passed away earlier this year after battling colon cancer for over four years in an unfortunate turn of events. Recently, Kevin Fiege, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Studios, confirmed that Boseman’s character would not be recast for Black Panther 2 in honor of the actor.
Now, The Wrap has reported that Black Panther 2 is set to begin filming in June 2021. Director Ryan Coogler will be returning to helm the project, along with key supporting cast members for an Atlanta shoot schedule that will last up to six months.
Black Panther 2 Will Start Its Filming In June 2021
The sequel is currently aiming for a theatrical release on July 18, 2022. With Boseman’s tragic passing, it is hard to say what story Black Panther 2 will tell.
Marvel and Disney have kept tight-lipped on what the plot might entail, despite a recent report of the Narcos: Mexico‘s Tenoch Huerta being cast in a villain role, which has set some speculation among the fandom alight.
After the many brand new project announcements during Disney’s investor day last week, it seems that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to become more developed and hopefully answer questions as to where the lead heroes have been since the cataclysmic events of Avengers: Endgame.
However, Boseman’s untimely passing poses a big challenge for the studio, in losing a leading star and cultural icon who was even undoubtedly poised for many more intertwining stories over the coming years.
What is even more questionable is whether Black Panther 2 will see a theatrical release in the year 2022 due to both the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the rising prominence of Disney’s streaming site, Disney+.