LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27:  Chadwick Boseman attends the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. 480620  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Turner)
TV - Movies
Black Panther:
Wakanda Forever
Cast Talks About
Shooting Without
Chadwick Boseman
At the 2022 D23 Expo, Winston Duke, Letitia Wright, and Tenoch Huerta — who play M'Baku, T'Challa's sister Shuri, and MCU newcomer Namor, respectively — spoke to People about "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." Particularly they detailed what it was like working on the sequel to the 2018 mega-hit without Chadwick Boseman.
Duke and Wright worked extensively with Boseman on "Black Panther," "Infinity War," and "Endgame," and were acutely aware of his absence while filming “Wakanda Forever.” As Duke explained, "You don't realize that this movie wasn't as playful in between takes as the first one. When Chadwick was around, we were rapping and laughing. It just wasn't the same dynamic."
As for Wright, she agreed that Boseman not being on the "Wakanda Forever" set shifted the atmosphere considerably, but in her mind, he wasn't totally gone. "I could just hear [Boseman] be like, 'Sister, you're great. You got this. I'm proud of you.' That really just kept me moving forward," she said.