26 Sep 2021 9:29 PM +00:00

Black Panther Star Teases the Franchise's Future Beyond Wakanda Forever

There is little doubt that fans are worried about the Black Panther franchise after Chadwick Boseman's unfortunate passing. However, Andy Serkis is confident that there will be more movies and related projects after the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Serkis played a minor yet important role in the first movie as Ulysses Klaue. Unfortunately, the character was killed by Eric Killmonger to gain the trust of the Wakandans.

His Marvel Cinematic Universe character might be dead but Serkis still expects great things to happen for the Black Panther franchise. Speaking to io9, the Lord of the Rings star pointed out that there is still so much to explore about T'Challa's kingdom.

"Wakanda as a world, as a place, as a philosophy is such an extraordinary thing," Serkis said. "So I'm really excited to see how it evolves, how it unfolds."

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Serkis then addressed Boseman's passing but assured fans that the sequel will find a way to pay tribute to its original star.

"Obviously, it's very, very sad in the wake of [Boseman's] departure, but I'm sure that the story will go some way to memorialize such an extraordinary performance and such an incredible actor and person in that movie," Serkis said.

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Wakanda Forever is just the first of many Black Panther-related content from Marvel. It has already been confirmed that there will be a spin-off series that will air on Disney+ in the future. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled for release on July 8, 2022.

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