The actor and Ryan Coogler already discussed what's going to happen on 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,' and he admits it has some very weird parts.
Martin Freeman has already heard the full story of 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' from writer-director Ryan Coogler, and he says it has some odd parts.
The sequel to Chadwick Boseman's 2018 Marvel superhero film is already in development, and although most of the plot for the upcoming film remains a huge secret, Freeman recently gave us some vague information.
The actor appeared on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' and revealed that Ryan Coogler told him some surprising story plans that "might make it awful" but the director is hoping will work.
"I had a Zoom call with Ryan Coogler, the director and co-writer, about seven or eight weeks ago, I suppose, and he took me through...he sort of meticulously took me through all of my character's beats in the film. He took me through the film, but incorporating my character's beats. And some of it was really [laughs], some of it was very odd. And I think he could see by the reaction on my face, some of the things he was saying... He kept sort of stopping and going, 'Stay with me, but this is going to work.' People are in for a real [treat]. I mean we've not done it yet. Who knows? We might make it awful. But no, I'm hoping we won't, and I hope people are going to be in for a treat."
'Black Panther' is the first Marvel movie to get nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. The first film was so ground-breaking and phenomenal that it puts so much pressure on 'Wakanda Forever'. The sequel will also have to deal with the impact of Chadwick Boseman's passing last August.
Coogler has to reshape the story for 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever', following Boseman's loss. Marvel boss Kevin Feige already said that Boseman will not be recast for the film, nor will he be recreated with CGI.
Boseman was supposed to return for Black Panther 2, but now that he is gone, it's almost impossible to think how the franchise would move on without him.
Coogler recently opened up about the difficult decision to keep going even if Chad is no longer here.
"You've got to keep going when you lose loved ones. I know Chad wouldn't have wanted us to stop." Coogler told THR.
"He was somebody who was so about the collective. Black Panther, that was his movie. He was hired to play that role before anybody else was even thought of, before I was hired, before any of the actresses were hired. On that set, he was all about everybody else. Even though he was going through what he was going through, he was checking in on them, making sure they were good. If we cut his coverage, he would stick around and read lines off camera [to help other actors with their performances]. So it would be harder for me to stop. Truthfully. I'd feel him yelling at me, like, 'What are you doing?' So you keep going."
'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' is currently scheduled to release in July 2022.