Daniel Kaluuya Not Returning for ‘Black Panther 2’
that Daniel Kaluuya will not appear in the Black Panther sequel. The news was first reported by Rotten Tomatoes.
W'Kabi, played by Kaluuya, who will soon be seen in Jordan Peele's thriller Nope,
is T'Challa/Black Panther's best friend and the husband of Okoye, played by Danai Gurira, who is expected to return for the sequel, Wakanda Forever.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, Kaluuya had to back out due to scheduling conflicts with Peele's film, which is set to hit theaters this month.
The production of Black Panther 2 was hampered by setbacks after star Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer in August 2020,
forcing Marvel and the filmmakers to rethink the project.
The film was further pushed back by the COVID-19 pandemic, with several stars testing positive for COVID on set.