Ryan Coogler Talks Black Panther 2
Black Panther 2 is in the works, but getting ready for production has been difficult for director Ryan Coogler.
Coogler recently opened up on Jemele Hill’s Unbothered podcast about how difficult it is working on the sequel without the late Chadwick Boseman. Boseman died last August after a private battle with colon cancer. He was 43.
“I’m still currently going through it. One thing that I’ve learned in my short or long time on this Earth is that it’s very difficult to have perspective on something while you’re going through it. This is one of the more profound things that I’ve gone through in my life, having to be a part of keeping this project going without this particular person who is like the glue who held it together.”
Coogler Addresses Moving On Without Boseman
Chadwick Boseman starred in the blockbuster as the beloved leader King T’Challa of the fictional African nation of Wakanda. Production for the second film will begin this summer and will be released on July 8, 2022.
“You have a professional life, you’ve got a personal life,” Coogler told Hill. “Personal life, I’m going to say that when you work in something that you love, those things blend, they come together. I’m trying to find a work-life balance. But I’m not there yet, so this is without a question the hardest thing I’ve had to do in my professional life.”
Boseman’s Wife Accepts His Posthumous Awards
Taylor Simone Ledward Boseman displays a great deal of strength in the months since her husband, Chadwick Boseman’s death. He passed away from colon cancer at the age of 43.
Boseman was posthumously awarded Best Actor in a Drama at the 26th annual Critics’ Choice Awards Sunday night for his performance as Levee in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which debuted last fall on Netflix.