Black Panther II
Daniel Kaluuya’s proposal to film Black Panther II without replacing Chadwick Boseman
“They retired him from the franchise. I respect that position, and I think that is out of respect for what that man gave to all of us, and what he stayed alive for all of us to experience.
Quietly suffering and continuing to give through that suffering is a side of humanity you just don’t see often.”
“For me, what’s important is not the Black Panther legacy, it’s the legacy of Chadwick Boseman, because that’s a human being and a spirit that is real. How can we honor that? Black Panther is going to do what Black Panther does, but that’s a man that lived for us. He did it for us, did it for our nephews, our nieces, our kids. It’s our duty to honor that man the way he honored us.”
The Way Disney Plans Black Panther II Without Chadwick Boseman
“So much of the comics and that first movie is the world of Wakanda. Wakanda is a place to further explore with characters and different subcultures. This was always and initially the primary focus of the next story. We’re not going to have a CG Chadwick and we’re not recasting T’Challa. Ryan Coogler is working very hard right now on the script with all the respect and love and genius that he has, which gives us great solace, so it was always about furthering the mythology and the inspiration of Wakanda. There’s also the task of honoring and respecting the ongoing learnings and teachings from Chad as well.”