M'Baku actor Winston Duke says he doesn't know what's going to happen in Black Panther 2 - but he has faith it will be "bold."
"Not a glimpse. We’re just waiting to see where it goes. I’ve seen nothing, I’ve heard nothing, I haven’t been told a thing," Duke told The Hollywood Reporter when asked if he knew where the sequel would take M'Baku. "I just trust that they’re going to invest in M’Baku and tell a really bold story."
M'Baku - who played a key role in Black Panther as T'Challa's rival and rescuer, and leader of the Mountain Tribe - last appeared in brief glimpses during the final climactic battle of Avengers: Endgame. But Duke says he filmed a lot more footage for that final battle that didn't make it to the film.
"I shot with everyone. The raw footage was just so long with everyone that my stuff didn’t make it in. I filmed so much fighting for it, and I was really bummed to not see any of it in the movie," Duke told THR. "I did so many fighting scenes in Endgame during that final battle where they’re trying to keep the gauntlet away from Thanos. It was really cool. Marvel knows what they’re doing, and it all leads to the best product. So, I am happy; I was just very disappointed that nobody got to see all the stuff I was doing."
Black Panther 2 is scheduled for a May 6, 2022 theatrical release.