There has been much speculation online that Letitia Wright's Shuri could succeed her brother T'Challa and assume the mantle of the Black Panther, and THR's report does state that Shuri "may take on a more prominent role" in the sequel. Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett are all expected to return and reprise their roles alongside Wright, with director Ryan Coogler also due to return to helm the project. Those rumors have been dismissed by Marvel Studios, but the question remains as to how the Black Panther series will continue.
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It's said Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta, known for Netflix's Narcos: Mexico, is in talks to play one of the antagonists of the film, but the exact character is not known. Thankfully, producer Victoria Alonso has stated that this will not be case, "No. But it is not a long time, we have to think carefully about what we are going to do, and how, and think about how we are going to honor the franchise". Besides the three that have already completed shooting and are in post production, with 2021 release dates set (that's Black Widow on May 7, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on July 9, and Eternals on November 11), Spider-Man 3 and Doctor Strange 2 have recently, or will soon, start filming. Black Panther 2 is now scheduled to be released on May 6, 2022. Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett are also set to return, though there are now no officially-announced plans on how Marvel will continue the film series without Boseman. So we can appreciate the joy that comes from winning.