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Cast members honor Chadwick Boseman on set of ‘Black Panther’ sequel

Cast members honor Chadwick Boseman on set of 'Black Panther' sequel
Chadwick Boseman (Photo credit: Bang Media)

The 28-year-old actress Letitia Wright who plays the younger sister of Black Panther, with Marvel choosing to retire Chadwick’s character altogether — stars alongside Lupita Nyong’o and Martin Freeman and explained that the whole cast worked as a “team” to overcome “difficult situations.”

Wright — who stars as  Shuri in the Black Panther sequel — told Variety: “We honored him by committing ourselves to this story that he started, the legacy he started with this franchise. And we just committed every day to working hard no matter what circumstances we faced. And we faced a lot of circumstances! A lot of difficult situations, but we came together as a team and we poured everything into this movie, so I’m excited for you to see it.”

Chadwick Boseman — who played the title role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Black Panther in 2018 — died at the age of 43 back in 2020 as a result of complications related to colon cancer, with the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever aiming to “honor his legacy” as they filmed the sequel.

Wright’s comments come just days after Martin Freeman, 50, explained that it was “odd” and “sad” to make the movie without Chadwick around.

“Of course, it was odd with Chadwick [Boseman] not being there. There’s no way around that. I think everyone would find it pretty strange and sad, but at the same time, life things don’t just end. It’s not like, ‘Well, that’s happened, so we just all have to go off and never do it again.’  But it was odd,” he said.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently in post-production, and is set for release exclusively in cinemas on Nov. 11, 2022.

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