Marvel Studios has a variety of films and Disney+ series in production. Yet, many eyes are on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The film is facing a challenging situation as their main star, Chadwick Boseman, tragically passed away last year. Of course, director Ryan Coogler still set out the continue the story and honor the actor’s legacy. The film recently started principal photography. There are already hints that the production will head to MIT as well. So, the term has been busy preparing the film which is slated for a July 8th, 2022 release. In an interview for Netflix’s upcoming Gunpowder Milkshake film, Angela Bassett, who plays T’Challa’s mother in the film, offered some insight on the film. She praised Coogler and Joe Robert Cole, who is co-writing the script, for their work on continuing Boseman‘s legacy.
Of course, with our dear king going on to glory, a lot of things had to be shifted and changed, so thankfully, Ryan [Coogler] and Joe Robert Cole, they’re just such masterful storytellers that they’ve found a way into this world and hopefully it will be satisfying, I think, for the fans and it will be honorable of our Chad. We love our king.
Yet, there was another quote that also caught our eye. She highlights that the film has been burning through various scrips with a sixth version already in the works:
I don’t know what it’s going to look like at all. There have been about five incarnations of the script and I hear another one’s coming.
It’s not uncommon that rewrites occur throughout the production. Of course, there is also a chance that some of these scripts are fake to avoid any more spoilers leaking online. We don’t know how big of a role Bassett will have as Queen Ramonda. So, she might only get parts of the entire script. We still don’t know how they’ll tackle Boseman’s death. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed they won’t recast the role, but didn’t elaborate who would continue the mantle. It looks like we’ll have to wait until that first trailer drops before we find out.