Production on the long-awaited sequel to Black Panther began this week at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios. It was revealed that Loki cinematographer Autumn Durald would be returning to the MCU to work on the film.
Recently, some interesting production news has emerged regarding a certain MCU character.
Production Weekly‘s release of the official production sheet (logline) below provides some good context and a better idea of what to expect, and, most significantly, verifies Namor’s debut in the MCU!
“Both Wakanda and Atlantis are hidden civilizations with advanced technology and increased militaristic abilities that decided to separate themselves from the rest of the world for their own safety, and in a way, out of fear. Wakanda feared that their technology would be abused. Atlantis feared that surface dwellers would come and desecrate the mythical city just as they did so many years ago. And yet their fears escalate even further when these two once-hidden nations clash with each other. Wakanda and Atlantis have a shockingly intertwined history. Wakanda is the only county in the world with access to vibranium. However, rumors of its power spread throughout the world, and Namor’s human father was sent searching for this rare material in Antartica…”
Even though Tenoch Huerta isn’t confirmed to play the villain Submariner, the logline though does include his name with the rest of the returning cast.
Another fascinating tidbit is that Letitia Wright is given top billing, indicating her rise as the new Black Panther.
Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, and Florence Kasumba are among the returning cast members. Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger will not return, as shown by the production sheet.
Ryan Coogler is set to return as both writer and director of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Production is currently underway and finish filming in December. The sequel film is scheduled to release in theaters on July 8, 2022.