The writer/director told The Hollywood Reporter in an article published Wednesday that he consulted with people close to the late actor while working on the script for the “Black Panther” sequel.
Boseman, who starred as the titular superhero in the first “Black Panther” movie, died after a battle with colon cancer in 2020 at the age of 43. He was married to Taylor Simone Ledward.
“Chadwick had people who were a part of his life in a creative way, as well as his family, and we were in close contact with those people, very close in particular with his wife, Simone, and his creative partner Logan Coles,” said Coogler at THR.
“We kept in touch with them as much as we could, and that gave us the space to create, but obviously we were looking for their opinion all the time,” he continued. “We can’t wait to share it with everyone.”
Coogler worked to publicly honor Boseman’s legacy while making Marvel’s sequel.
The director wore a chain with a pendant that featured a photo of Boseman at the film’s world premiere in Hollywood on Wednesday night. He told “Good Morning America” at the premiere that he had the chain made before filming the project so he could keep Boseman close to him.
Angela Bassett, who plays Queen Mother Ramonda in the film, Told THR at Wednesday’s premiere, Coogler and producer Nate Moore had arranged a flight for the cast to travel together to Boseman’s resting place before filming “Wakanda Forever.”
“We were able to…give love and feel his spirit and stand there with him before we made a picture of anything,” she said.
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