Letitia Wright, who plays Black Panther's titular hero T'Challa in the film, has revealed how the late actor encouraged the cast and crew of the sequel to Marvel's film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to continue their work.
"It was hard for me to imagine being on set without my brother," she said during a conversation on The Playlist Podcast Network. "It was something I was battling for months." Wright, who plays Shuri in the popular film, said the film honors her on-screen brother in a "beautiful way."
Queen Ramonda, played by Angela Bassett, expresses her sorrow for Wakanda's king. "The Black Panther is gone. They have lost their protector."
The nation is still reeling from the loss of its leader, according to an official teaser for the film, which was released in July. In the wake of T'Challa's death, Shuri, M'Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje are clawing to safeguard their nation from external powers. As he prepares his city of Atlantis for war, King Namor (Tenoch Huerta)
The Marvel epic will feature Wakanda's grief as a central theme, but the biggest question around the film is who will wear the panther suit next. At the very end of the teaser, a blink-so-fast-you-could-miss-it snippet about a new panther unleashing their claws is teased, but in true Marvel fashion, little more information is given.
On November 11, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released in cinemas. A teaser for the upcoming film can be seen here: