One thing I always wanted to know is what was the original script for Black Panther 2 before the passing of the great Chadwick Boseman. Ryan Coogler has came out in a recent interview discussing what that original idea was. One thing is for sure, it sounded really damn good.
Here’s what Ryan Coogler said to Inverse:
“The tonal shift, I will say, was less of a shift than in [casting],” Coogler says.
“The tone was going to be similar,” Coogler says. “The character was going to be grieving the loss of time, you know, coming back after being gone for five years. As a man with so much responsibility to so many, coming back after a forced five years absence, that’s what the film was tackling. He was grieving time he couldn’t get back. Grief was a big part of it.”
“There were other characters, for sure, that we considered including,” Coogler says. “Namor was always there.”
“Who the protagonist was, the flaws of the protagonist, what the protagonist was dealing with in their journey, all of that stuff had to be different due to us losing him and the decisions that we made about moving forward.”
I would have been great to see how that story would have played out. In my head, I figured this was the route the story would have went and probably had to deal with M’Baku since he didn’t disappear. Yeah, definitely would have been cool.