The director has opened up about working on a sequel without Chadwick Boseman.

Black Panther’ director, Ryan Coogler is finally speaking up about working on the hit movie’s sequel without its lead star, Chadwick Boseman.

Coogler revealed on a recent episode of the Jemele Hill Is Unbothered podcast that working on ‘Black Panther II’ without Boseman has been the hardest experience of his ‘life.

This is one of the more profound things that I’ve gone through in my life, having to be a part of keeping this project going without this particular person who is like the glue who held it together,” Coogler shared.

“I’m trying to find a work-life balance. But I’m not there yet, so this is without a question the hardest thing I’ve had to do in my professional life.”

Expected to premiere in July 2022, ‘Black Panther II’ will reportedly pay tribute to Boseman who died last year after a prolonged battle with cancer.

The sequel written by Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler will not recast anyone for the T’Challa role nor will there be a digital double.