The cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman’s “passion and genius” when the trailer for the upcoming sequel was revealed at Comic Con.
Editor Ryan Coogler said the production team behind the film “put our love for Chadwick into this film”.
The clip debuted at the end of a major Marvel panel on Saturday, in which franchise boss Kevin Feige revealed a bunch of new blockbuster titles.
Emotional scenes show Queen Ramonda, played by Angela Bassett, and her family mourning the loss of King T’Challa’s son, played by Boseman.
The actor died in 2020 after a private battle with cancer, although Marvel decided not to reprise his role.
Sharing the clip, Coogler recalls sitting with Boseman at a previous Comic-Con, where he said: “Chadwick had these huge hands and he was just resting on my shoulder. I felt his hand for the rest of the day.
“I promise you, I can feel his hand on mine right now.”
He continued: “Chad’s passion and genius, his culture and his impact on the industry will be felt forever.
“We put our love for Chadwick into this film.
“We also put our passion. This movie has a lot of action and humor. It is also a roller coaster of a movie.
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“It goes to new places in Wakanda that we’ve never been to before except in other corners of the MCU.”
Letitia Wright, Boseman’s co-star added: “It’s a blessing, we’ve grown a lot.
“It’s an honor to bring this movie to you and honor the big brother.”
British actress Michaela Cole has been confirmed to join the cast of the film and told fans how important the first Black Panther movie is to her because it shows a superhero. Black skin is supported by other black superheroes.
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