The sequel to the box office smash hit Black Panther is expected to begin filming next year.
Production was halted after the devastating loss of the leading actor Chadwick Boseman last year to colon cancer.
Now, The Hollywood Reporter says that the filming will be taking place in Atlanta, next summer:
Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta, who was one of the stars of Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico, is in talks to play one of the antagonists, sources tell THR. Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett are expected to return for the new feature, with some saying Wright’s character may take on a more prominent role.
Marvel, which had no comment on this story, has not revealed its plans on how it plans to proceed without Boseman, although it has indicated that it will not use CGI to include the late star in the film.
There is still no word as to who will replace Boseman’s character, but the film is set to be released in 2022.