Black Panther Sequel To Begin Shooting Summer 2021
Black Panther II Set To Start Shooting In 2021
Wait! What? Is this “good news” I read? It’s still 2020, right?
Wow. Just. Wow. But there it is, in black-and-white.
Big News About Black Panther II
Anyways, in an exclusive, The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit and Aaron Couch posted:
Marvel Studio’s plans for the sequel to Black Panther are starting to come into focus.
The sequel was sidelined due to the sudden and unexpected death of star Chadwick Boseman and a planned March 2021 production start was waylaid as filmmaker Ryan Coogler and Marvel tried to navigate grief and the need to move forward. It was the nadir of a year that saw no Marvel movies released for the first time since 2009…
[However] Multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Marvel is now readying Black Panther 2 for a shoot that will start in Atlanta in July and last for upwards of six months.
Black Panther II: Will Shuri Take Center Stage?
Little is known about the feature, which will reportedly include mainstays Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett.
Meanwhile, also slated to join the ensemble is Narcos: Mexico’s Tenoch Huerta.
THR added that Wright’s character Shuri is said to have a more prominent role.
However, Marvel did not have any comment regarding their report and has not yet revealed how the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) will move on without Boseman.
That said, there’s a second side to the report in THR, which speaks to Marvel’s immediate plans and its overall outline for the future:
While Black Panther 2 is receiving special attention, it is the many Disney+ series that are under heavy scrutiny from Kevin Feige and his executives.
“The series are the priority,” says one source with knowledge of the company’s strategy. “Ramping them up takes a lot of focus. The movie machinery is well established.”
In March, the Feige-run studio begins production on both She-Hulk, starring Tatiana Maslany, and Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight. All will debut on Disney+ as Marvel’s parent leans on the studio to deliver, in the words of Disney CEO Bob Chapek, “world-class, franchise-based content” to its 73 million global subscribers. The shows are launching hopeful franchises that are to tie to the movie side of Marvel and, with merchandising, comics, and more, across the Disney brand.
We’ll Soon Know More
This is a developing story, which will have far-reaching ramifications of Disney+ and the MCU.
So, keep it here on MickeyBlog.com, especially as Disney’s next investors’ event comes on December 10.
Until then, #WakandaForever.