Winston Duke spoke about his return to Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever during an interview with Deadline.
Tobagonian actor, Winston Duke, has confirmed that he will be returning as M'Baku in the upcoming Black Panther sequel. He starred in the first film alongside Chadwick Boseman. Sadly, Boseman passed away after a long battle with cancer.
It's unclear how the sequel will move forward without Boseman but most of the other cast members are expected to reprise their roles.
During an interview with Deadline, Winston Duke spoke about how reading the screenplay was an emotional experience. He said:
It was very emotional to read the script. It was emotional to pack to go back to set. But we're all a bit of a family now and we grieve together, and we're making something really special.
Production for Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever began in late June 2021 in Atlanta Georgia and is still ongoing. Ryan Coogler has returned to direct and he will be joined by a returning cast list which includes Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, and Angela Bassett.
The only announced new cast member added to the film is Narcos: Mexico star Tenoch Huerta who is supposedly playing Namor the Sub-Mariner. However, his involvement in the film has yet to be confirmed.
At the moment, the plot of the sequel is being kept under wraps but with production near its end, we can expect to find out more soon enough.
The first Black Panther film premiered in theaters on January 29th, 2018, and grossed a whopping $1.3 billion worldwide, becoming the 12th highest-grossing movie of all time.
It's been confirmed that Chadwick Boseman's character will not be confirmed nor will he be inserted via CGI. He's gone in real life and he will be gone in the movie as well. But he will be forever remembered not just for his amazing movies, but his amazing life. RIP.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is expected to hit theaters on July 8, 2022.