Following Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death, Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o has opened up about the overwhelming prospect of making a sequel to the groundbreaking first film. After a years-long and hidden struggle with colon cancer, the actor passed away in August 2020, leaving a major (and some may claim irreparable) void in the upcoming sequel, but Nyong’o recently revealed that writer/director Ryan Coogler has been rising to the task of reworking the film to honor Boseman’s legacy while also moving the world of Wakanda forward.
“And his idea, the way which he has reshaped the second movie is so respectful of the loss we’ve all experienced as a cast and as a world. So it feels spiritually and emotionally correct to do this. And hopefully, what I do look forward to, is getting back together and honoring what he started with us and holding his light through it. Because he left us a lot of light that we’re still going to be bathing in. I know that for sure.”
Although the plot of Black Panther 2 is still being worked out, and Marvel being Marvel, Michael B. Jordan is downplaying his chances of returning for the sequel. When asked to rate the likelihood of him returning on a scale of one to ten, with ten being the most probable, he said this to The Jess Cagle Show.
“I’m gonna go with a solid 2,” Jordan said. “I didn’t want to go zero! Never say never. I can’t predict the future.”