Despite intentions to honor Chadwick Boseman from the cast and crew, Black Panther 2 has had a pretty trouble production. Unfortunately, it seems that Wakanda Forever’s problems are far from over, with reports coming in that more reshoots are planned.
In fairness, reshoots for all kinds of movies are normal, as they respond to audience tests that may have criticisms. However, when you consider everything Wakanda Forever has gone through, it really feels like the movie’s in a rough patch.
Black Panther 2 reshoots
According to Cosmic Circus, there are plans for Black Panther 2 reshoots to take place tomorrow until Wednesday next week. Like most reshoot reports, it’s not yet clear what they will address but it’s probably due to some audience criticisms.
Reshoots are a common thing in Hollywood, so fans who think this is going to be a disaster shouldn’t panic. Granted, there are movies that got worse due to requested reshoots but that’s just the nature of the Hollywood beast.
Numerous Marvel movies have gone through reshoots, including Avengers: Endgame, and they usually end up with a solid final product. Hopefully, Wakanda Forever ends up being just as good as its predecessor, especially since it's paying tribute to Chadwick Boseman.
Problems with Wakanda Forever
If Black Panther 2 had a normal production, most fans wouldn’t think twice about the reshoots for the MCU sequel. Unfortunately, Wakanda Forever has been the victim of numerous production issues, thanks to the pandemic and problems with certain actors.
Letitia Wright, who will be playing Shuri in the movie, has been criticized for her thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine. While Wright denies sharing anti-vax views with the production crew, many felt she caused delays due to her vaccination status.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is slated to hit theaters this year on November 11, 2022. This will supposedly be the end of Phase 4, with Phase 5 of the MCU starting next year.