W’Kabi, played by Daniel Kaluuya, is T’Challa/Black Panther’s best friend and the husband of Okoye, played by Danai Gurira, who is anticipated to return for the sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. He will soon be seen in Jordan Peele’s suspenseful film Nope.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Daniel Kaluuya will not be in the Black Panther sequel.
Due to scheduling conflicts with Peele’s film, which is set to hit theatres this month, Daniel Kaluuya said to Rotten Tomatoes that he had to withdraw.
After star Chadwick Boseman passed away from colon cancer in August 2020, the production of Black Panther 2 was beset by difficulties, forcing Marvel and the filmmakers to completely rethink the project.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and several actors testing positive for the virus while filming, the movie was further delayed. Star Letitia Wright was hurt in August 2021 while a Boston-based stunt scene was being shot on location.
After filming as much as they could without Wright, the Wakanda Forever team ended production in late November, allowing her to recover at her London home.
After the CDC implemented regulations requiring all non-immigrant and non-citizen air travellers to the U.S. to be fully immunised, Wright expressed anti-COVID vaccine sentiments, raising concerns about her return.
However, Wright eventually returned to the Atlanta set and filming resumed in January. Winston Duke, who played M’Baku, was reportedly taking on a larger role in the Panther lore at the time.
Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever is set to release worldwide on 11 November 2022.