BLACK PANTHER 2 Eyes July Production Start; NARCOS Actor Tenoch Huerta In Talks To Play The Villain

BLACK PANTHER 2 Eyes July Production Start; NARCOS Actor Tenoch Huerta In Talks To Play The Villain

Marvel Studios' plans for Black Panther 2 suffered a major setback with the tragic death of star Chadwick Boseman, but it looks like the sequel is now on track for a July 2021 production start...

The recent passing of Chadwick Boseman obviously threw Marvel Studios' Black Panther 2 plans into turmoil, and last we heard, Kevin Feige and co. were taking time to mourn the actor and figure out their next move.

However, THR is now reporting that the MCU sequel is on track to commence production next July in Atlanta, and the shoot is expected to last six months.

We also have our first bit of casting news, as Narcos: Mexico actor Tenoch Huerta is in talks to come aboard as the new villain. No details on which character he'd play, unfortunately.

The trade doesn't know how Disney/Marvel plans to proceed without Boseman as the titular Wakandan hero, but the report does mention that Letitia Wright is expected to "take on a more prominent role." This will inevitably lead to speculation that Shuri is going to take up her brother's mantle, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett are also set to reprise their respective roles as Nakia, M'Baku and Queen Ramonda. Ryan Coogler will be back in the director's chair.

How do you guys feel about this news? Are you surprised that Marvel is moving ahead with Black Panther 2 so soon after Boseman's death? Drop us a comment down below.

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