It looks like Marvel is moving along with their plans for their Black Panther sequel. The studio reportedly plans to begin shooting the new film in July, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Plans for the Black Panther sequel were of course put on hold after the unexpected and tragic death of star Chadwick Boseman in August.
  • The film was originally planned to begin production in March 2021.
  • The shoot is set for Atlanta and planned to last upwards of six months.
  • Additionally, it appears Marvel has added Tenoch Huerta of Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico to the cast of the Black Panther sequel.
  • While specifics of Huerta’s character are unknown at this time, it is believed that he will portray an antagonist.
  • Some of the returning cast for the sequel includes:
    • Letitia Wright
    • Lupita Nyong’o
    • Winston Duke
    • Angela Bassett
  • Marvel’s plans for the sequel aren’t known, but some rumors suggest Letitia Wright, who plays the Wakandan princess Shuri, may have a more prominent role.
  • Given the recent delays to Marvel’s upcoming slate of films, we do not currently know the planned release date for Black Panther 2, though it was originally slated for May 6, 2022.

ICYMI – More Marvel news:

  • Sisters and writing partners Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin have been hired to write Deadpool 3, the first film featuring the anti-hero where Marvel Studios will be involved.
  • A new cookbook, Cooking with Deadpool, will be coming in February to teach Marvel fans how to cook like the Merc with a mouth.
  • Marvel is premiering exclusive original and ongoing podcasts on SiriusXM, with a new multi-part original scripted audio series Marvel’s Wastelanders to debut exclusively on SiriusXM in 2021.
  • Marvel and video game developer Crystal Dynamics released a War Table Deep Dive to take a close look at Kate Bishop, the hero who will soon be joining the recently released game.