Chadwick Boseman-led ‘Black Panther’ sequel already had plot before his death, director Ryan Coogler confirms

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 24: Chadwick Boseman poses in the press room during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for dcp)

“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler revealed that the sequel to the franchise already had a plot in place before Chadwick Boseman’s death.

Even after losing Boseman to colon cancer, the cast members of “Black Panther 2” had to continue their journey. He was diagnosed with stage 3 of the dreaded disease before it progressed in the years leading up to his death.

Still, the director of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” recently revealed that Boseman’s rumored film already had a script.

Coogler discussed the original script with The Hollywood Reporter, revealing that it was intended to be a “character study that delved deeply into his psyche.”

He said:

“The script we wrote before Chadwick passed was very much rooted in T’Challa’s perspective. It was a massive movie but also simultaneously a character study that delved deeply into his psyche and situation.”

They had to change it because Marvel did not want to recast T’Challa after the original star died.

Meanwhile, Lupita Nyong’o praised the team’s efforts to honor Chadwick. She reportedly cried after the filming because they were successful.

The “Black Panther” franchise almost lost director Ryan Coogler, who thought he couldn’t keep making movies. He told EW that he couldn’t make another “Black Panther” film because it reminded him of their anguish.

But, a few days after Boseman’s death, the filmmaker discovered a reason to continue.

In return, the movie comforted the cast and crew because it was shot without a CGI double. Instead, “Black Panther 2” chose to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman.

Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016. But he never told anyone about it until his family decided to share his story at the time of his death.

According to his bereaved loved ones, cancer progressed over the years until it reached stage IV.

Fans noticed something strange about his appearance in the months leading up to his death.

Because of his thinner physique, he raised eyebrows at the NBA All-Star Game and the American Music Awards in 2019. Several times during MCU events, he was seen dozing off.

Unfortunately, Boseman was mocked because some people made fun of him while battling cancer.