In somewhat surprising news, Daniel Kaluuya will not be reprising his role in Marvel/Disney’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’
As most of you know, the 33-year-old actor played W’Kabi in the 2018 Black Panther film. He was the best friend and confidant to T’Challa, played wonderfully by Chadwick Boseman. According to insiders, Kaluuya was asked to return, but he had to decline due to scheduling issues.
Apparently, he had already agreed to star in Jordan Peele’s upcoming horror film, Nope, which is set to hit theaters on July 22, 2022.
Marvel fans don’t seem too pleased about this, but it appears they’re more upset with the production team behind Black Panther 2.
While plot details for the sequel haven’t been disclosed, Wakanda Forever has been discussed as a film that will continue to explore the world of Wakanda, in the absence of Boseman’s character, while paying tribute to the actor.
Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Martin Freeman and Winston Duke have all agreed to return. Production wrapped in March and it’s expected to be released on November 11, 2022.
We all know Daniel Kaluuya for his incredible acting talent, but now it looks like he’s trying his hand at writing as well.
Netflix has just hopped on board the upcoming UK dystopian thriller, The Kitchen, which Kaluuya co-wrote/produced.
The pic is set in London, 2044, a future where the gap between rich and poor has been stretched to its limits. All forms of social housing have been eradicated and London’s working classes have been forced to live in temporary accommodation on the outskirts of the city. The story follows Izi, a resident of who is desperately trying to find a way out and 12-year-old, Benji, who has lost his mother and is searching for a family, as they battle to survive.
Kibwe Tavares will make his feature directorial debut on the project. He has previously directed a handful of short films, including the award-winning film ‘Jonah’ which starred Kaluuya back in 2013.
‘The Kitchen’ will star Kane Robinson and Jedaiah Bannerman. It will reportedly be filmed in London and Paris and is currently scheduled to be released on Netflix in 2023.
In the meantime, you can watch Kaluuya show off his acting skills in the upcoming Jordan Peele flick, Nope, which is set to hit theaters on July 22, 2022.
We have been waiting months to hear more about Jordan Peele’s latest flick, and thankfully today (July 22) we’re getting a little more information. Just a little though.
The filmmaker revealed the title and the first poster for his next project. The movie is titled ‘Nope‘ and it’s set to star Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun. As most of you know, Peele previously worked with Oscar-winner Kaluuya on his debut feature, Get Out.
Check out the poster below…
What does it mean? No idea. We don’t really know anything else about the project, beyond the cast, title, release date and this poster.
He didn’t even provide us with a logline, and he probably won’t for a long time. We probably won’t get more information until the trailer drops sometime early next year, at least that’s our best guess.
Of note, on the IMDB page for this project, there’s an actor credited as a “Fry’s Customer” and an actor credited as “Kid Sheriff”
What does that tell us? Not sure. Fry’s was a big box electronics store, which recently shut down all stores due to the changes in the retail industry and COVID-19. So it’s possible one of the characters works at a Fry’s, or maybe some aliens take over a store. Or maybe all the electronics in the world cause some sort of mayhem.
I DON’T KNOW! WHY IS THERE A KID SHERIFF? We’ll just have to wait for more answers.
Everyone is waiting to see what Jordan Peele puts out next. He’s had two massive hits so far, with Get Out and Us. Both films have been huge hits with the general audience and critics.
And now, people are wondering what he has up his sleeve next. His next project, which is currently scheduled to be released by Paramount on July 22, 2022, is under a cloud of mystery.
No one knows exactly what the story is about, but we do know that Peele has potentially found his two leads.
According to a report from Deadline, Keke Palmer is set to star in the movie. The report seems to hint that a deal has already closed for her.
Meanwhile, it’s also being reported that Daniel Kaluuya is deep in negotiations to co-star. His deal has not closed, but it seems likely at this point.
As most of you probably remember, Kaluuya starred in Peele’s ‘Get Out’ back in 2017. Since then, Kaluuya has been hot in Hollywood, just recently starring in the impressive film, Judas and the Black Messiah. He could potentially win a few awards for his performance.
We’ll keep you posted on this upcoming film from Peele, but don’t expect to hear any plot details until a few months before the film is released. That’s just how Peele operates.