Chadwick Boseman’s legacy will be honored by Wakanda Forever
Black Panther co-stars Chadwick Boseman says Wakanda Forever is committed to honoring his legacy.
In 2020, at the age of 43, the US actor who portrayed the valiant monarch T’Challa lost his battle with cancer.
Letitia Wright claims that the “Black Panther 2” credits scene song “Messed Me Up” has a connection to the original Chadwick Boseman script.
Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, and Lupita Nyong’o, who also starred in the film, said they are still digesting the actor’s tragic loss.
However, the person who plays Okoye, claims that the cast’s “wish and prayer” is that the audience “feels (the sequel’s) endeavor to honor him.
There are those scenes that make you want to sob, says Letitia.
One of the worst aspects of this effort is that grief is still prevalent and unavoidable.
“We discussed everything and made sure that each scene and every phrase was written specifically for him.
“I knew he was hearing me,”
The trio also spoke with Radio 1Xtra about filming underwater, getting back on set after Covid lockdowns, and bringing about change in Hollywood.
Wakanda Forever, which debuted on Friday, brings cutting-edge technology back to the mythical African nation.
Letitia plays Shuri, the Black Panther’s sister, while Oscar-winner Lupita portrays Nakia, an undercover snoop working for Wakanda. Danai plays Okoye, the leader of the Wakandan military.
Listen to Ace from 1Xtra’s conversation with Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Letitia Wright. We have a picture that women mainly drive, says Lupita.
“We previously achieved it with the original Black Panther, but in T’Challa’s absence, the ladies have amazingly risen to the fore.
It’s fantastic that this movie has such a strong feminist ideology and is so popular.
Regarding women leading the way, Rihanna accompanied the movie with Lift Me, her first solo single in six years.
The sequel will be release four years after Black Panther’s acclaim debut to record-breaking box office earnings.
Additionally, it was the actors’ first time back on the set since the Covid epidemic.
But, on the other hand, she recalls thinking that “as we read, it simply started to feel more possible.”
It was one of the first things I did outside of my house in a year, says Danai, saying that it felt more emotional, maybe because we had just come from a lockdown scenario.
Because of limitations, the performers had to be 6 feet (1.8 meters) apart during the initial read-through, which Lupita admits was a little “uncomfortable.”
She does recall that “as we read, it just started to feel more possible,” though.
In addition, the movie includes underwater segments, another first.
“Before this film, the director Ryan [Coogler] sent me a coded text asking, “On a scale of one to 10, how well can you swim?” asserts Lupita.
I gave the number four because I swim like a scared puppy.
She had to take swimming lessons before undergoing clear performance training.
She had to perform actions underwater, like strolling around a pool’s bottom, to expand her lung capacity.
I assumed that they would require me to act like I was swimming as well as swimming, she says.
The trio admitted they had “so much fun” shooting despite keeping quiet about the prospect of a third movie.
Danai claims, “In this movie, I felt genuinely loved and like I have a family [here].”
No matter how many times you return to do this or where life takes us, I have a family, regardless.