Director Ryan Coogler has spoken about making the Marvel sequel Black Panther 2 without Chadwick Boseman. The actor, who starred as T’Challa in 2018’s hugely successful Black Panther, tragically died from cancer last August.
Coogler was interviewed for the Jemele Hill is Unbothered podcast. He was asked about the challenges of writing and directing Black Panther 2, which is scheduled for a 2022 release, without his leading man. Coogler admitted that he was finding it hard to separate his personal loss from the fact he has a job to do.
“You have a professional life, you’ve got a personal life,” he said. “Personal life, I’m going to say that when you work in something that you love, those things blend, they come together. I’m trying to find a work-life balance. But I’m not there yet, so this is without a question the hardest thing I’ve had to do in my professional life.”
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