There is little doubt that Black Panther was a huge project for Chadwick Boseman and the late actor clearly had high hopes for the future. It has just been revealed that Boseman had compared the franchise to the equally successful Star Wars.
Nate Moore served as producer on Black Panther and its sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and he had a lot of surprising revelations about the films. For instance, he revealed that director Ryan Coogler had some trouble conceptualizing Wakanda in the first movie. Luckily, Chadwick Boseman assured the filmmaker that everything will work out for them.
"I say this all the time: He knew more than all of us what Wakanda could mean to people, if we got it right the first time. And [the first Black Panther] wasn’t the easiest to make, either," Moore said during a producers' roundtable organized by The Hollywood Reporter. "There were times where Chad would come up to Ryan, who would be in the dumps about any given thing, and say, 'Hey, man, don’t worry about it. This is our Star Wars.'"
It was clear that Chadwick Boseman was the heart of Black Panther and Moore was quick to admit that moving forward without him was scary.
"Chad was investing so much of his spiritual energy into that film, and to not have him in this film was terrifying," Moore said.
It's clear that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was missing Chadwick Boseman but the sequel still managed to live up to its predecessor while ensuring that the franchise's future is just as secure as Star Wars. Needless to say, we can't wait to see what's next for the new Black Panther.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was released in November last year. A third film is being discussed by Coogler and Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.