Martin Freeman revealed he will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Everett K Ross in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther sequel.
Black Panther 2 is moving forward without Chadwick Boseman following the star’s tragic death last year. Ryan Coogler is currently hard at work on the script and developing a Wakanda spin-off series for Disney Plus. The first Black Panther film featured one of the strongest ensembles in a Marvel film to date, which included Martin Freeman as Everett K Ross.
While speaking with Collider, Martin Freeman confirmed he will be returning as Everett K Ross in Black Panther 2, but admitted he has no idea what the story is going to be yet:
“Yeah, I am doing the second Black Panther. I’m going to be speaking to Ryan Coogler soon about what shape that’s going to look like. I have no idea about the script [so] I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Martin Freeman also touched on the passing of Chadwick Boseman and how the next Black Panther film will move on from T’challa:
“Just before Chadwick died, if my memory serves correctly, the script had gone in. They had the script and they were working on the script, and then Chadwick died, and [I] sort of immediately thought, “Oh, okay, I could see a world where there’s no Black Panther then, because how can you do a Black Panther without Black Panther?” So, I still don’t know what that’s going to look like. And no, obviously, before Chad died, the idea of doing it without him would have been a stupid idea. It would have been crazy. It was very shocking, and still is very, very strange, that he is not here. So, I’m as curious as you are to see what that will look like and I find out quite soon. All I know is that I’m in it.”
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Here is the synopsis for the first film:
After the death of his father, the king of Wakanda, young T’Challa returns home to the isolated high-tech African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and Black Panther – is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, he must release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
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