Marvel Studios is looking to bring in Narcos: Mexico star Tenoch Huerta as the villain in the superhero sequel Black Panther 2 with production reportedly set to begin next summer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel is preparing to begin shooting the movie in Atlanta starting in July 2021. It was also reported that Huerta is in talks to play one of the antagonists in the movie, though it’s still unclear which character he’d be playing.
THR’s sources also claim Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett are all expected to return to reprise their roles from the first Black Panther. Wright will reportedly be taking on a “more prominent role” in the sequel, per the report. While nothing has been confirmed by Marvel, fans have been speculating that Wright could assume the new lead role with Shuri stepping up as the new Black Panther.