The shooting for the sequel of the Marvel movie Black Panther expected to start in July next year. Insiders register on Friday The Hollywood Reporter that the recordings will start in Atlanta and last at least six months.
Production on the film was originally scheduled to start in March 2021, but it was delayed after it unexpected death by lead actor Chadwick Boseman last August.
It is still unknown how Marvel will fill Boseman’s role of T’Challa or whether he will be replaced by another actor. It does seem out of the question that the studio will use visual effects to show Boseman in the film.
Part of the cast is now known. Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett will return after their roles in the first film. Actor Tenoch Huerta (Narcos: Mexico) was added to the cast on Friday.
The release of Black Panther 2 was scheduled for May 2022 for the delay caused by the coronavirus and Boseman’s death. It seems unlikely that this date will be reached. Director Ryan Coogler will be directing just like the first part.
Black Panther is about the battle for the throne of the fictional African country of Wakanda. The first part, released in February 2018, is one of the most successful Marvel movies to date.