Despite his key role in the first Black Panther Daniel Kaluuya’s film will not return for the second part of the franchise – not even in a cameo role.
Casting for the second film generated interest from fans as, following the death of protagonist Chadwick Boseman in August 2020, Marvel chose not to recast his role as T’Challa and instead honored his legacy through a rewrite of the upcoming film’s story. .
Cast members from the first film who return for the sequel include Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett.
Kaluuya admitted he would not return due to his commitment nopeJordan Peele’s upcoming horror film.
nope Will see the actor star alongside Keke Palmer and Steven Ewen, while the film will revolve around the residents of an isolated town following a series of events involving extraterrestrial life.
nopePeel’s third feature film – and the second time Kaluuya has collaborated with the director – is slated for release on July 22.
Production on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ended in March last year, and Disney plans to premiere the film on November 11th.