The sequel to Black Panther, the hit superhero film, will begin shooting in Atlanta in July next year.
Following the abrupt death of Chadwick Boseman, who played the titular superhero, last year the sequel was briefly put on hold. Initially, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the intention was to start production in March next year.
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Now, multiple reports say Marvel is planning the sequel for a shoot that will commence in July in Atlanta and run for six months.
Tenoch Huerta, a Mexican actor, is in negotiations to play one of the antagonists. For the next episode, Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett are supposed to return, with many hinting that the character Shuri of Wright may take on a more prominent role.
There has been no news yet about who will take on the key role of late Boseman and neither has the studio disclosed its plans on how without Boseman they will continue, although they have suggested that they will not use CGI to include the late star in the film.
In the 2018 film, Boseman rose to global superstardom as the Black Panther and his alter ego, T’Challa. In 2016, he was diagnosed with colon cancer, stage III. In August, with his wife and family members by his side, the actor died at home in Los Angeles.