Marvel 'Black Panther' sequel to begin shooting in July 2021

The sequel to Marvels hugely successful 2018 film Black Panther is set to begin filming next summer.

Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta, who previously starred in Netlixs Narcos: Mexico, has reportedly been cast, The Hollywood Reporter revealed.

Huerta is rumoured to be locked in to take up a role as the films villain, but the team behind the currently unnamed Ryan Coogler production have remained hush-hush. Huerta also had a small role in the 2015 James Bond film Spectre.

Black Panther, which starred the late Chadwick Bosemen as Wakanda king TChalla, grossed more than $1bn worldwide and was hailed as a groundbreaking moment for the representation of black people in the superhero genre.

Though Marvel has remained tight-lipped on how the film will deal with Bosemans death, they have confirmed that they will not use CGI to include the late star in the film.

No. There's only one Chadwick and he's not with us, Marvel Studios executive vice-president Victoria Alonso replied when asked by Argentinian outlet Clarin whether the actor would be edited into the Black Panther film.

Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we return to history and what we do to honour this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really.

Marvel is now preparing for shooting for the sequel to begin in Atlanta, Georgia in July 2021 and to last for upwards of six months.

Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyongo, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett are all expected to return for the sequel. It is rumoured that Wrights character, Shuri, will take on a more prominent role.

The film has been given a preliminary release date of May 6, 2022, though this is subject to change.