Marvel's Ryan Coogler on Black Panther 2 without Chadwick Boseman

Hannah Lovejoy
·2-min read
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

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Black Panther 2 is currently in development and it's hard to imagine what it will look like without Chadwick Boseman.

Boseman played the leading role of T'Challa in Black Panther, but sadly passed away last year, and his loss was one of the greatest that the movie industry has seen in recent years.

Speaking on the Jemele Hill is Unbothered podcast, director Ryan Coogler spoke about the loss of Boseman and how the Black Panther franchise and those involved are trying to move forward.

Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

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"One thing that I've learned in my short or long time on this Earth, however you want to look at it, [is that] it's difficult to have perspective on something while you're going through it," Coogler said.

"This is one of the more profound things that I've ever gone through in my life, having to be a part of keeping this project going without this particular person. Who was like the glue that held it together."

Coogler went on to explain that he is also trying to find the right balance between his personal life and his work life when honouring a legacy.

"You have a personal life and you have a professional life," he added. "When you work on something that you love, those things blend, they come together right?

Photo credit: Alberto E Rodriguez / Disney - Getty Images
Photo credit: Alberto E Rodriguez / Disney - Getty Images

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"Your life kind of becomes your work for the better part of it. So, I'm trying to find a work-life balance, so I'm working on building two things that can stand on their own.

"I'm not there yet. But, this is without question, the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my professional life."

Black Panther is currently available to stream on Disney+.

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