Fans who were hoping to see him back on the big screen and were interested in learning about his fate in Wakanda will find this to be terrible news.
Daniel Kaluuya is one of the most anticipated actors to reprise his role in Black Panther prequel, “Wakanda Forever.” There even came to a point where fans debated that he is one of the most deserving to become the next Black Panther.
If you recall, Kaluuya portrayed W’Kabi, the spouse of Okoye (Danai Gurira’s character) and the best friend of T’Challa, the Black Panther. However, due to this reason, we won’t be able to see him in big screens, fighting for Wakanda.
Due to schedule difficulties with Jordan Peele’s upcoming thriller “Nope,” which is set to hit cinemas this month, the actor will not be making a comeback in the “Black Panther” prequel “Wakanda Forever.”
This isn’t Kaluuya’s first time working with Peele; in fact, he previously starred in one of his earlier movies, “Get Out,” which helped him gain more notoriety and accolades from fans. It is also reported to be Peele’s debut as a filmmaker.
According to The New York Post, the Black Panther prequel, “Wakanda Forever” first filming was suspended after Chadwick Boseman, who played T’Challa, the Black Panther, died in August 2020 from colon cancer. The production was further delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic after several actors has contracted the virus.
Letitia Wright suffered injuries during a nighttime shoot for the movie and was involved in an accident with a stunt equipment while filming a scene in Boston, which caused yet another delay. At that moment, she was hospitalized for minor injuries but was soon discharged.
It was unknown what would transpire for Kaluuya’s character in the prequel but the Ryan Coogler-directed film’s November 11 release date is still in place. The news was initially reported by Rotten Tomatoes.