Ryan Coogler says Black Panther 2 will be filming in Georgia this summer
Writer and director Ryan Coogler posted a comment confirming that Black Panther 2 will film in Georgia despite the state’s controversial new electoral laws.
The new electoral laws in Georgia have been criticized in the past few weeks, leading in particular to Major League Baseball moving this year’s All-Star game from Atlanta to Colorado. Georgia is also known as a hotspot for film productions, especially Marvel Studios projects. Directors like James Mangold have said the law means they will never make a movie in Georgia again while other films are also moving production out of the state, and now Black Panther director Ryan Coogler weighs in.
Black Panther 2 is expected to be shot in Georgia in July as the film continues without Chadwick Boseman. In a comment released by Shadow and Act, Ryan Coogler confirmed that Black Panther 2 will continue to film in Georgia. The director also stated his decision and vowed to fight voter suppression.
“Although I wanted to put my request into practice, I could not do so without first having been informed about the specifics of Georgia. Now, after speaking with electoral activists in the state, I understand that many of the people involved in my film, including all of the local vendors and companies we hire, are the same people who will be shouldering the brunt of SB202. For these reasons, I am not going to boycott Georgia. What I will do is use my vote to highlight the impact of SB202, its shameful Jim Crow roots, and do whatever I can to support organizations that are fighting against voter repression here in the state. “
Here is the recap of the first Black Panther film:
After the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, the young T’Challa returns to the isolated high-tech African nation to ascend the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful enemy reappears, T’Challa’s talents as King – and Black Panther – will be put to the test when he is embroiled in a massive conflict that threatens the fate of Wakanda and the world. Faced with betrayal and danger, he must unleash the full might of Black Panther to defeat his enemies and ensure the safety of his people and way of life.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars will star Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.
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Source: Shadow and Nude