Wakanda Forever Star Letitia Wright Describes the Film an “Incredible Honor” for Chadwick Boseman

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The late Chadwick Boseman was remembered on set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, according to Letitia Wright, who played the character of Shuri ( Black Panther’s sister) in the MCU. 

Black Panther, the first film, which starred Boseman as the lead, and was out in February 2018, became a critical and commercial triumph for Marvel Studios. Black Panther was undoubtedly an amazing addition to the Marvel movies in order, and thus the sequel has become a hot topic of discussion among fans since its release.

In 2016, Bosman made his debut as Black Panther/ T’Challa in Captain America: Civil War, while Wright made her debut as Shuri in the independent film Shuri. Later films featuring Bosman and Wright include Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

Boseman Chadwick died of colon cancer in August 2020 after being diagnosed with the disease in 2016. The Black Panther leading star never mentioned his sickness in public, and just a few people outside his family knew about his illness.

Following Boseman’s death, director Ryan Coogler reworked Black Panther 2 to serve as the greatest tribute to the departed soul. 

The plot of Wakanda Forever is still mostly unknown, but there have been hints that it may serve as a goodbye to Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa. Marvel is now standing firm in its resolve not to replace T’Challa or replicate Boseman using CGI.

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Wright discusses how the team of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever paid tribute to the late actor during production in an interview with Variety. She tells how the team took on the burden of the voyage that Boseman had started and how they triumphed over whatever challenges they faced. Wright explains:

“We honored him by committing ourselves to this story that he started, the legacy he started with this franchise. And we just committed every day to working hard no matter what circumstances we faced. And we faced a lot of circumstances! A lot of difficult situations, but we came together as a team and we poured everything into this movie, so I’m excited for you to see it.”

Boseman was regarded around the World as one of the most powerful symbols of inspiration for Black viewers as the face of the first Black Panther picture. His untimely death is still grieved today and will be for many years to come.

As Marvel fans around the world wait for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, one of their greatest hopes is that it will pay tribute to the late actor’s legacy in a respectful and meaningful way. If Wright’s statements are to be believed, the next sequel appears to be doing just that.

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In June 2021, nearly a year after lead actor Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer at the age of 43 in August 2020, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever began filming. King T’Challa will not be replaced, according to Feige, and the character will be retired from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Fans all over the world are eager to find out what Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has in store for them while missing Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa. Here’re some of the tweets from Black Panther’s fans:


With Nyong’o, Gurira, Bassett, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, and Daniel Kaluuya, Wright returns to lead the sequel. Michaela Coel, cast in an unspecified role, and Dominique Thorne, who plays Riri Williams, a.k.a. the armoured superhero Ironheart, are among the additions to the MCU.


Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theatres on November 11, 2022.

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