When Marvel’s Black Panther premiered in the theaters in 2018, it became an immediate success, with Chadwick Boseman starring as the legendary superhero and Wakanda’s King T’Challa, as well as the rest of the ensemble.
When the actor passed away at the age of 43 in 2020 after a fight with cancer, his fans were left heartbroken.
With the release of the sequel film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on the horizon, actor Martin Freeman has spoken up on how it’s been working on the film without Chadwick Boseman.
“That part of things was unusual,” Freeman said . “It was bizarre.” As you’re working on the film that you’re there to create, you’re surrounded by a sea of individuals on set who are all working together to see it through to completion.”
And he added: “But there’s also no denying that there’s a significant breach at the core of things right now, and you could feel it.” The British actor stated that the shooting experience was still delightful and enjoyable, but that it seemed “weird” to be working on the sequel without Boseman as the director and executive producer.
“It’s an odd and tragic situation, and I suppose everyone would find it unusual and sad as well, but life things don’t simply end. ”
“When he passed away, I said to myself, ‘Okay, well, maybe there won’t be another one.’ However, there are still more stories to be told in that universe, as well as other memorable personalities.”
“Personally, I believe, and I am hopeful, that we have done an excellent picture.”