“I was at a point when I was like, ‘I’m getting away from this business,'” Coogler said. Entertainment Weekly in an interview. “I didn’t know if I could do another movie period, [let alone] else Black Panther Film, because it hurts so much. I was like, ‘Man, how can I ever open myself up to feeling like this again?’
“I was reflecting on a lot of our conversations, towards what I realized was the end of his life,” Coogler added. “I decided it made sense to continue.”
Currently, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever It is a reality and the film was made in honor of Boseman’s legacy as the director stated that they had never considered remaking T’Challa.
“It’s my job as a film director to do things that I handle with personal integrity,” Coogler said. “If I don’t believe in what I do, I will have a hard time convincing others to do their best. In order to do their best job, they have to believe in it. At the end of the day, the choices we make have to feel honest with me. When filmmakers make things that don’t feel true to them, you can Feel it. And I would argue that these projects have no chance of working.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Opens in theaters November 11th.