Chadwick Boseman didn’t learn the script for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” earlier than his loss of life in 2020, in keeping with the movie’s director.
Ryan Coogler instructed “Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast” that he supplied Boseman an opportunity to learn the script, however, on the time, the actor declined.
Host Ta-Nehisi Coates had requested the place Coogler was within the writing course of when he discovered Boseman had died.
“I just finished it, man. My last conversation was calling him, asking him if he wanted to read it before I got notes from the studio,” he mentioned. “That was the last time we spoke. And yeah, so I, you know, he passed maybe a couple weeks after I finished.”
Coogler mentioned he might “tell something was up” with the star, and will inform he was struggling together with his well being.
Boseman battled colon most cancers earlier than his loss of life however had not extensively shared his prognosis.
“He was tired, bro. I could tell he was tired. I’d been trying to get a hold of him for a few days and Denzel [Washington] had been trying to get a hold of him too,” he mentioned. “So I texted him and told him, ‘Hey man, Denzel said he’s been looking for you too.’ Because he just did ‘Ma Rainey’ for Denzel. So he called me. And I could tell he was laying down. We were talking. And Simone [Boseman] was with him. And (laughs) he kicks Simone out, because he told her he didn’t want her to hear nothing that could get him in trouble with the NDA. And she didn’t wanna leave him. So I could tell something was up. But they were joking and laughing.”
On the script, Coogler mentioned Boseman “didn’t wanna read it because he didn’t wanna get in the way of whatever notes the studio might have. So he was like, ‘It’s better if I can read it later.’ But I found later that he was too tired to read anything.”