Lupita Nyong’o on Filming ‘Black Panther 2’ After Chadwick Boseman’s Death: “It Was Very Therapeutic”

The sequel hits theaters this November.

Entertainment
5,395 Hypes 3 Comments

With the trailer and official release date of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever finally announced, Lupita Nyong’o opened up about filming the sequel following the death of lead actor Chadwick Boseman.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress called the experience “therapeutic” despite not having Boseman around. “For us as a cast, having lost our king, Chadwick Boseman, that was a lot to process, and in many ways, we’re still processing it. When you lose someone, I don’t know when you stop missing them. And of course, we felt it so much, making this film without him.”

“It was very therapeutic. It restored a sense of hope for me in making it, and I think we’ve expanded the world of Wakanda in ways that will blow people’s minds — not just Wakanda, but the Black Panther world,” she continued. “It’s gonna blow people’s minds, and I just cannot wait until it’s not a secret anymore.”

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will star Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Tenoch Huerta, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livanalli:

“Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.”

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premieres November 11.

In related news, Marvel dropped a three-track prologue EP for Black Panther:Wakanda Forever.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Lupita Nyong’o Will Star in ‘A Quiet Place: Day One’
Entertainment

Lupita Nyong’o Will Star in ‘A Quiet Place: Day One’

Out in March 2024.

Kevin Feige Says It Was "Much Too Soon" To Recast Chadwick Boseman in 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'
Entertainment

Kevin Feige Says It Was "Much Too Soon" To Recast Chadwick Boseman in 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'

Wanting to preserve the “legacy of Chadwick.”

‘Black Panther’ Launches Offical “Wakanda Forever” Wearable Merch Ahead of the New Film’s Release
Fashion

‘Black Panther’ Launches Offical “Wakanda Forever” Wearable Merch Ahead of the New Film’s Release

Marvel has officially partnered with the community-first company Actively Black for an exclusive capsule collection.


Hot Toys Reissues Chadwick Boseman 'Black Panther' 1:6th Figure
Toys

Hot Toys Reissues Chadwick Boseman 'Black Panther' 1:6th Figure

Celebrating the actor’s legacy.

HOOD BY AIR Readies a Lilac Fueled JUICE Exclusive Capsule
Fashion

HOOD BY AIR Readies a Lilac Fueled JUICE Exclusive Capsule

Unveiled through a lookbook starring Edison Chen.

NAV Shares Release Date of Travis Scott and Lil Baby Collab "Never Sleep"
Music

NAV Shares Release Date of Travis Scott and Lil Baby Collab "Never Sleep"

He announced his newest album ‘Demons Protected By Angels’ last month.

Supreme Launches SS22 End-of-Season Sale
Fashion

Supreme Launches SS22 End-of-Season Sale

Featuring 123 items, up to 30% off.

UNVEIL LIMITED Introduces "SIDE SPACE" With Inaugural Kila Cheung Exhibition
Art

UNVEIL LIMITED Introduces "SIDE SPACE" With Inaugural Kila Cheung Exhibition

Paying tribute to the local neighborhood’s garage culture.

'Breaking Bad' Could Leave Netflix in 2025
Entertainment

'Breaking Bad' Could Leave Netflix in 2025

All six seasons and the sequel film ‘El Camino’ are currently available to stream.


Travis Scott Unveils Potential Air Jordan 1 Low "Reverse Noir" Collaboration
Footwear

Travis Scott Unveils Potential Air Jordan 1 Low "Reverse Noir" Collaboration

Worn by the artist during his recent Rolling Loud Miami 2022 appearance.

Take a First Look at the UNDEFEATED x Nike Air Force 1 Low "Multi-Patent"
Footwear

Take a First Look at the UNDEFEATED x Nike Air Force 1 Low "Multi-Patent"

The duo are collaborating once again.

Marvel Drops 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Prologue' EP With Tems, Amaarae and Santa Fe Klan
Music

Marvel Drops 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Prologue' EP With Tems, Amaarae and Santa Fe Klan

Shortly after the sequel’s trailer debuted at Comic-Con 2022.

Jordan Peele Has No Interest In Directing Anything Outside His Original Stories
Entertainment

Jordan Peele Has No Interest In Directing Anything Outside His Original Stories

The esteemed director shares with Hypebeast the creative vision for his latest project, ‘NOPE.’

Lizzie Armanto and Vans Skateboarding Present The Lizzie in "Dirt/Black"
Footwear

Lizzie Armanto and Vans Skateboarding Present The Lizzie in "Dirt/Black"

Alongside another collaborative all-gender apparel collection.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.