Black Panther stars pay heartfelt tribute to Chadwick Boseman as new trailer released

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Black Panther stars paid tribute to their late co-star Chadwick Boseman as they released a trailer for the sequel.

Marvel Studios unveiled a teaser for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” to fans at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday.

Boseman, who played the lead role in the 2018 film, died of cancer aged 43 just two years after the action movie was released.

Director Ryan Coogler recalled watching scenes from the first Black Panther with Boseman at an earlier Comic-Con and the actor gripping his shoulder with excitement.

"I promise you I can feel his hand on me right now," Coogler said. "His spirit, his passion, his genius, his pride in his culture, and the impact he made on his industry, it will be felt forever."

(L-R) Alex Livinalli, Danai Gurira, Tenoch Huerta, Lupita Nyong'o, Letitia Wright, Dominique Thorne, Florence Kasumba, Mabel Cadena, Michaela Coel and Winston Duke participate in the Marvel Studios Live-Action presentation at San Diego Comic-Con (Getty Images for Disney)
(L-R) Alex Livinalli, Danai Gurira, Tenoch Huerta, Lupita Nyong'o, Letitia Wright, Dominique Thorne, Florence Kasumba, Mabel Cadena, Michaela Coel and Winston Duke participate in the Marvel Studios Live-Action presentation at San Diego Comic-Con (Getty Images for Disney)

The cast and creators embraced in a hug on stage after fans were shown a trailer that revealed the fictional kingdom of Wakanda grappling with the loss of their former leader. The scenes were met with resounding applause.

"Sharing this trailer was cathartic and very highly emotional," actress Lupita Nyong’o said after the presentation. "We’ve all been through quite a bit."

Actress Letitia Wright said the “raw emotions” in the new film were fuelled by the cast dealing with the loss of Boseman.

Chadwick Boseman - In pictures

Chadwick Boseman arrives at the 2018 Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Chadwick Boseman arrives at the 2018 Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Black Panther (2018) (Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
Black Panther (2018) (Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
Chadwick Boseman posing for a 2014 portrait in New York (Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)
Chadwick Boseman posing for a 2014 portrait in New York (Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)
Chadwick Boseman poses backstage with his Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture award for Black Panther in 2019 (REUTERS)
Chadwick Boseman poses backstage with his Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture award for Black Panther in 2019 (REUTERS)
Chadwick Boseman arrives at the 2016 Oscars in Los Angeles (AP)
Chadwick Boseman arrives at the 2016 Oscars in Los Angeles (AP)
(David Lee/Netflix)
(David Lee/Netflix)
25th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2019 (Reuters)
25th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2019 (Reuters)
Actor and alumnus Chadwick Boseman delivers the keynote address at Howard University's commencement ceremony for the 2018 graduating class (NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Actor and alumnus Chadwick Boseman delivers the keynote address at Howard University's commencement ceremony for the 2018 graduating class (NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala 2018 (Getty Images)
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala 2018 (Getty Images)
Chadwick Boseman, winner of the International Man of the Year Award with Chris Hemsworth in 2018 (Dave Benett)
Chadwick Boseman, winner of the International Man of the Year Award with Chris Hemsworth in 2018 (Dave Benett)

"Those are raw emotions that you saw in that trailer," Wright said. "We weren’t faking. It was real because we feel so deeply and we are grieving so deeply."

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released in cinemas on November 11.

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