- Winston Duke affirms that he will return to the role of M’Baku in “Black Panther.
- Wakanda Forever” and hinted that after the death of star Chadwick Boseman, “something extraordinary” would be done.
The 34-year-old actor played a fighter in the 2018 original. He promised that director Ryan Kugler and his cast would be working on “something extraordinary” after the tragic death of Chadwick Bozeman – who played the superhero in the first film.
Speaking to Collider, Winston said, “Reading the script was very emotional. It was emotional packing to be back on set. But now we are all a small family, and we are grieving and doing something special together.”
Duchess partner Angela Bassett previously announced that she believes the new Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film will honor Chadwick’s legacy, even if it is difficult to surpass the success of its predecessor. He said, “It will be interesting to go beyond the previous cultural phenomena. It will be interesting to see how we do it again.
“But if there’s an opportunity, that’s great; I think we have (with) Ryan Kugler, a visionary, a writer, a director and … the creative team that surrounds him, be it DP or costume designer or manufacturer.” Previously, Ryan said the sequel without Chadwick – who died last August after a personal battle with cancer – was the “hardest part” of his career. But, he said, “I still do it.
“One thing I’ve heard from my short time here on earth is that it’s complicated to have perspective on something while experiencing it. “This is one of the most profound things I’ve ever experienced in my life, and I have to be a part of keeping this project going without a certain person who is like glue holding it together.”