Daniel Kaluuya has confirmed he received’t be starring in Black Panther: Wakanda Endlessly.
As reported by Rotten Tomatoes Awards Editor Jacqueline Coley on Wednesday (July 13), Kaluuya stated in an interview he didn’t reprise his position as W’Kabi within the sequel as a consequence of scheduling conflicts with director Jordan Peele’s upcoming movie Nope.
Disney representatives have since confirmed Kaluuya’s absence to Variety.
Black Panther: Wakanda Endlessly, directed by Ryan Coogler, wrapped filming in March this yr following quite a few delays. Production on the sequel was halted last year after Letitia Wright, who performs Shuri, suffered accidents in a stunt rig accident on-set in Boston.
Following the dying of Chadwick Boseman in 2020, Marvel confirmed they wouldn’t recast the role of T’Challa within the sequel. Except for Wright, unique stars Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett are anticipated to reprise their roles.
Kaluuya performs lead character OJ Haywood in Nope launched on July 22, which marks his second collaboration with Peele following 2017’s Get Out. The sci-fi horror movie additionally stars Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun and Brandon Perea.
Black Panther: Wakanda Endlessly is launched in cinemas on November 11, 2022.