The brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, whose new film The Gray Man is currently the most-viewed Netflix film, sat down with Vanity Fair to discuss some of their professional highlights. Joe Russo remarked on Infinity War when speaking about Ryan Coogler’s excellent pre-production effort that helped define the Wakandan narrative.
“They were making Black Panther while we were shooting Infinity War. And they were on a process of discovery with Ryan Coogler. Anthony and I went to visit Ryan early in prep and it was the most impressive prep we had ever seen for a film. He had every wall covered with the structure of Wakanda, the culture of Wakanda. It was so dense and detailed. We were completely blown away. I remember walking out of that room and going ‘that movie is going to be absolutely incredible.’ And I remember Chadwick taking Anthony and I aside and explaining to us this mythology that they had been developing.”
The actor’s brother, Anthony, said how Boseman encouraged continuity between the two films by giving a Wakandan battle training and customs masterclass for his Infinity War co-stars.
“We had a depth of relationship with Chadwick. ‘Cause we introduced this character with him in Civil War and he was basically the ambassador for everything that had been done after that movie with Ryan Coogler. He would go off and work with some of the other actors on the sort of Wakanda formation, or Wakanda chants.”
Boseman’s colleagues and fans adore him. Danai Gurira, a co-star of Boseman’s in the film Black Panther , spoke about the sequel’s emphasis on “honoring our brother, our leader, and our king,” remarking that the most essential thing was ensuring that it was “honest.” Danny Sapani another member of the cast, proudly revealed that the sequel will “blow everyone away”
The Marvel Studios film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, will debut on November 11, 2022.