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Actor Martin Freeman Confirms He Will Return for Black Panther 2

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English actor Martin Freeman, who played Everett K. Ross in Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther, has previously stated that he would return for Black Panther 2. However, that was long before the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman, who sadly lost his secret battle with colon cancer last August.

With fans left wondering what will happen to the sequel, Kevin Feige provided an update during Disney’s Investor Day presentation in December. Feige confirmed that T’Challa won’t be recast out of respect for Boseman’s iconic portrayal of the King of Wakanda. He also revealed that director Ryan Coogler was hard at work on the sequel that will aim to explore Wakanda and the characters that were introduced in the first film.

In a recent interview with Collider, Freeman once again confirmed his return in Black Panther 2.

Yeah, I am doing the second Black Panther. I’m going to be speaking to Ryan Coogler soon about what shape that’s going to look like. I have no idea about the script [so] I don’t know what’s going to happen.

Freeman was also asked if he could ever have imaged a scenario where he’d be making the film without Boseman. The actor admitted that he “could see a world where there is no Black Panther” following the star’s death.

Just before Chadwick died, if my memory serves correctly, the script had gone in. They had the script and they were working on the script, and then Chadwick died, and [I] sort of immediately thought, “Oh, okay, I could see a world where there’s no Black Panther then, because how can you do a Black Panther without Black Panther?” So, I still don’t know what that’s going to look like. And no, obviously, before Chad died, the idea of doing it without him would have been a stupid idea. It would have been crazy. It was very shocking, and still is very, very strange, that he is not here. So, I’m as curious as you are to see what that will look like and I find out quite soon. All I know is that I’m in it.

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Freeman played an important role in the first Black Panther film when he risked his life to save Nakia when Killmonger freed Ulysses Klaue from custody. After receiving treatment in Wakanda for his wounds, he then went on to remotely pilot a jet during the final battle and shot down multiple planes that were carrying vibranium and weapons.

When asked if he enjoyed playing the role, Freeman had this to say:

I do like playing Everett Ross. I think he’s fun to play. but I have literally no idea, what [the sequel] is going to look like.

Black Panther 2 is currently scheduled to release on July 8th, 2022.

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Dave Horobinhttps://mcu-initiative.com
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