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    "Black Panther 2" Will Start Filming In July, And Fans Hope Letitia Wright Will Have A Bigger Role

    Will we see Shuri (Letitia Wright) take on the moniker of Black Panther?

    Multiple sources have told the Hollywood Reporter that Black Panther 2 will begin filming in July 2021.

    Black Panther in his mask and costume
    Matt Kennedy / Marvel / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Plans for the HIGHLY anticipated sequel to 2018's smash hit Black Panther were put on hold earlier this year after the sudden death of star Chadwick Boseman in August.

    Now, it looks like production will start in Atlanta this summer and last for "upwards of six months," according to the same Hollywood Reporter article.

    Still from Black Panther of the cast in Wakanda's Royal Court
    Marvel / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Ryan Coogler will return to direct the sequel, as well.

    Not many details are known, but actor Tenoch Huerta (Narcos: Mexico) has apparently been in talks to play one of the antagonists.

    It's also expected that Black Panther stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett will return to their iconic roles.

    Marvel / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Of course, many fans have been championing the idea of Letitia Wright's Shuri taking on the role of Black Panther (which is something that did indeed happen in the comics)...

    i cant wait for shuri to become black panther and piss off all the dudebros who got mad when they said she was the smartest person in the mcu

    they filming black panther 2 in july.🥺..... i need shuri to be a lead and i’m so serious

    ...with even more fans agreeing it would be a more respectful move to have Shuri become Black Panther rather than just recasting the role of T'Challa:

    Dear Marvel...Chadwick Boseman as The Black Panther should be honored in the next movie and you should not recast the character. Let King T'Challa rest in peace and allow Shuri to take the mantle of The Black Panther. Chadwick deserves that honor for what he did for the MCU as a

    idc if black panther 2 has Shuri or M’baku (big dude from the mountains) be the next panther, I just REALLY don’t want them to recast T’challa and pretend nothing happened.

    Don't recast T'challa. Please. Respect him and his name. Let Shuri take over as bp. You can make another black panther but you can't make another Chadwick Boseman. Loss is such a terrible thing, it can strike at any moment. Prayers going out to his family... Rest in peace.

    However, some fans also voiced that they would like to see the role of T'Challa continue, even with another actor:

    I'll say this about T'Challa if the MCU dare discontinue the character and replace him with Shuri. That is garbage and disrespectful asf to this character that only appeared in 4 films and died once. He better get a ten year story like Cap and Iron Man got. This is King T'Challa

    Thoughts: Black Panther 2 stars Shuri taking the role of BP while her brother is away on a mision. Then when we hit BP3 we have a new actor as T'Challa and it'll be about both of them.

    Only time will tell who will take on the famous Black Panther moniker, and until then, I think we can all agree on one thing:

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