Winston Duke – who reprises his character as warrior M’Baku in the sequel that is due out in 2019 and starred alongside Boseman’s late character in the first film of 2018 and was a bit difficult to return to the set for his first appearance since Boseman died in the year 2020 following an unnamed four-year battle with cancer.
In a segment on the Jemele Hill is Unbothered The podcast, he stated: “That is something that we face each day on set since there was a huge gap in the air regarding his presence.
“You felt it daily. You could sense that he was not there. He was a delicate presence with strength and power. He was also a great explorer.”
Winston remembered that the actor who died didn’t have an “big personal ego” on set, and the “impact” that he made on the film was felt for a long time into the future after his passing.
He continued: “You knew he was there and he didn’t need to speak. He didn’t have huge egos.
“You do not realize the effect while they’re present. However, when they’re not there visible, you can feel it. It’s a feeling that is felt throughout your body and that’s what I felt that you had to endure every day throughout the year.”
His remarks come after director Ryan Coogler recently described ‘Wakanda Forever”as being a film that has “the cloud of loss that hangs that hangs over the film”.
He said: “I think this film is covered in the fog of loss over it. Anamorphic lenses cause the image to warp slightly.
“Sometimes when you experience deep loss, it could alter the way you view the world. The goal was making it feel tangible and real, even though it was like it was a dream.
“The film should be an extremely wild and enthralling dream that you’d be in, but it felt as if it was there.”