Last month executive producer Victoria Alonso also clarified the sequel to the blockbuster action film would not use a digital double for the late actor. “No. There’s only one Chadwick, and he’s no longer with us. Sadly, our king has died in real life, not only in fiction, and we’re taking a little time to see how we continue the story and how to honor this chapter of what has unexpectedly happened to us, so painful and terrible to be honest,” Alonso said. “Chadwick wasn’t only a wonderful human being, every day of the 5 years we spent together, but also, I believe, that what he did as a character elevated us as a company, and has left his moment on history.”
Black Panther 2 will explore the world of Wakanda and the rich characters introduced in the first in the first film, according to Disney reports. The film is set to begin filming early in 2021, with an anticipated debut in 2022.