Elizabeth Wagmeister Senior CorrespondentLittle has been confirmed about “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” but much has been discussed in the rumor mill regarding the sequel to Marvel’s enormous hit, “Black Panther.”Following the tragic death of star Chadwick Boseman, who passed in Aug.
2020 after a private battle with colon cancer, various members of the “Black Panther” team have spoken about honoring Boseman’s legacy in the second film.
His role of T’Challa won’t be recast, and the character will not be digitally re-created.Letitcia Wright, who became a Marvel breakout with her performance in “Black Planter” as T’Challa’s sister Shuri, is rumored to be taking up the mantle as the sequel’s eponymous superhero.
Even if that’s not the case, Marvel fans expect Wright to have a larger part in the next film. The road to the “Black Panther” sequel’s release has not been without headlines for Wright, who suffered an on-set injury and was the subject of a damaging report alleging that she was sharing anti-vax sentiments on the Atlanta production and that her refusal to get vaccinated was posing problems for Marvel.Read more on variety.com