Ryan Coogler, the director renowned for directing the Black Panther franchise, recently revealed the last conversation he had with the late actor Chadwick Boseman, and it turns out that the latter himself refused to take a look at the original script of the upcoming Black Panther after. And that seems to be quite the emotional exchange between the two.
With Black Panther: Wakanda Forever just a week away from its release, the film’s director has been indulging in various interviews about the film, and in one of his recent chats about it, Ryan Coogler talked about his last call with Chadwick Boseman, and how he had proposed to the actor to read the screenplay of the film before the latter refused it.
Chadwick Boseman could never read the black panther 2 script
While talking about the Black Panther continued on The Official Black Panther Podcast, Ryan Coogler has recalled the late actor Chadwick Boseman and the last time he spoke to him, as he revealed the Oscar-winning actor never got the chance to read the script for Wakanda forever.
Coogler had just finished writing the screenplay before offering it to Boseman for a quick peek during their last on-call conversation. But when the 36-year-old filmmaker asked if he wanted to read it, he remarked that the Black Panther star told him he’d rather not. “I could tell he was tired” Coogler called back.
“My last conversation was calling him, asking if he wanted to read it before I got any notes from the studio. That was the last time we spoke. And yeah, so I, you know, he passed away maybe a few weeks after finishing.
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The Creed The director then mentioned how he and Boseman briefly touched on the topics of the latter’s wedding plans and the former’s children before returning to the subject of the film when the 21 bridges The actor refused to read his script, saying he would get to it later.
“And then he said, yeah, he said he didn’t want to read it because he didn’t want to interfere with any ratings the studio might have. So he thought, ‘It’s better if I can read it later.’ But I found out later that he was too tired to read anything.
Coogler was eager to show his work with the script to Boseman, but unfortunate as he was, he never really got to.
Ryan Coogler talks about the character of Namor
Coogler also explained how, while working on the original script for black panther 2he had gone through various characters from the comics before deciding that Namor the Submarine would play a major role in the sequel.
“So…we’d be like, ‘Man, could we ever do Namor?’ And they had contractual things with him as a character at the time… But it was something that if we brought him back it would be about him and Namor and we would bring Marvel’s Atlantis into the fold .
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Although this particular perspective regarding the character of Namor crossed the mind of the director before the release of DC’s Aquamanit was always something that turned him and Boseman on.
Chadwick Boseman’s untimely passing was one of the biggest hits not only for Marvel fans, but for people around the world. But Coogler, along with the rest of the cast and crew of the film, definitely did a hell of a job paying homage to both T’Challa and Boseman himself in the sequel. They all worked hard to make him proud.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is slated to premiere on November 11, 2022.
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Source: The Direct