While the title of the next Black Panther film was recently announced, there really isn’t much information on the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film. However, actor Martin Freeman has teased that he has read the script for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and had plenty of praise for it.
In a recent interview with The One Show, host Ronan Keating asked Freeman if he could give any information on what to expect. The answer may disappoint Black Panther fans as he replied, “No, apart from the fact that it’s happening because, as you will have guessed, Marvel have sworn us all to secrecy.”
However, his unfortunate response isn’t all bad as he did mention that he has read the script for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and that it is “very good.” Also, he mentions that he will be filming in the U.S. for the film in the next several months.
“I’ve read the script. It’s very good and we will be doing it at some point I guess in the next several months,” said Freeman (via Metro). “I’ll be going to the States and doing that. But I’m very excited about it, yeah.”
Freeman will be returning as agent Everett Ross. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be his third MCU movie having appeared in the first Black Panther, as well as Captain America: Civil War. He is also known for his roles as Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit films and Watson from the Sherlock TV series opposite Benedict Cumberbatch.
As mentioned, not much is known about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, especially after T’Challa himself, Chadwick Boseman, passed last year. Both director Ryan Coogler and co-star Lupita Nyong’o have discussed doing the film without the actor.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Coogler will return to direct the sequel. While Boseman’s role of T’Challa will not be recast, much of the cast who starred in the first film will return, including Nyong’o, Freeman, and Letitia Wright. The film is expected to debut on July 8, 2022.