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Here's Why Daniel Kaluuya's Character W'Kabi Isn't in 'Black Panther 2,' According to Director Ryan Coogler

There’s a familiar face from the original Black Panther movie that you’re not going to see in the new sequel, Wakanda Forever.

Oscar-winning actor Daniel Kaluuya, who played W’Kabi in the first film, did not return for the second one and director Ryan Coogler is explaining why.

The events of the first film seemingly explain why he’s not in the sequel, but we’re pretty sure the writers could have figured out a way to include him if they wanted.

Click to the next slide to find out what Ryan Coogler said…

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Lupita Nyong'o Shows Off Two Looks For 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' Mexico City Premiere

Lupita Nyong’o pulled off a quick outfit change during the Mexico City premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

The actress attended the event at Plaza Satelite on Wednesday (November 9) in Mexico City, Mexico. She walked the red carpet in a red dress with large sleeves, which she later removed to reveal a fitted black leather dress underneath.

She was joined by her fellow castmates Mabel Cadena, Letitia Wright and Tenoch Huerta as well as director Ryan Coogler. You can check out photos of the group in the gallery!

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premieres in theaters on November 11 and is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2018 original. Make sure to watch the trailer here. You might also be interested in seeing what early reviews are saying.

FYI: Letitia is wearing Alexander McQueen, Lupita is wearing custom Jonathan Cohen and jewelry from De Beers Jewellers and Tenoch is wearing Santoni shoes.

Check out all the photos of Lupita Nyong’o and her fellow Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stars from the Mexico City premiere in the gallery…

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'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' Cast Visited Chadwick Boseman's Grave Before Filming

The cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stepped out for the African premiere in Nigeria!

Director Ryan Coogler joined Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke and Tenoch Huerta Mejía at the red carpet event held at Filmhouse Cinemas IMAX Lekki in Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday night (November 6).

Ahead of the event, the cast opened up about something they did ahead of starting to film the sequel film – they visited Chadwick Boseman‘s grave together.

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'Black Panther' Director Ryan Coogler Talks About His Final Conversation with Chadwick Boseman Before His Death

Ryan Coogler is opening up about the final time he spoke to Chadwick Boseman before his death two years ago.

The 36-year-old filmmaker directed Chadwick in the movie Black Panther and he returned to direct the sequel Wakanda Forever, which hits theaters on November 11.

Ryan talked to Chadwick just two weeks before he died and it ended up being their final conversation.

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The Ladies of 'Black Panther 2' Wowed on the Red Carpet at the London Premiere - See Photos!

The ladies are front and center at the premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the highly anticipated sequel for the Marvel franchise.

Florence Kasumba, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, and Lupita Nyong’o posed for photos together at the film’s European Premiere on Thursday (November 3) at Cineworld Leicester Square in London, England.

Also in attendance at the premiere were co-stars Winston Duke, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Michaela Coel, as well as director Ryan Coogler.

Some of the special guests at the premiere included Cynthia Erivo, Jourdan Dunn, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opens in U.S. theaters on November 11.

FYI: Lupita is wearing an Alexander McQueen dress and De Beers jewelry. Danai is wearing an Elie Saab dress. Michaela is wearing a custom Riccardo Tisci dress. Cynthia is wearing an Erdem dress. Jourdan is wearing a Standing Ground dress.

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Letitia Wright Talks About Shuri's Big Story Arc in 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'

The cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever are looking sharp!

Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, and director Ryan Coogler stepped out in coordinating looks for an appearance at SiriusXM’s Town Hall in New York City on Tuesday (November 1).

Later on, the cast was spotted at the premiere, held at AMC 34th Street, with a few notable guests.

During a recent press event, Letitia opened up about fleshing out Shuri’s story arc for the second movie.

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Lupita Nyong'o, Letitia Wright, & Angela Bassett Step Out For Special 'Black Panther 2' Screening at The Smithsonian

The cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever gather up for an epic group shot during a special screening event held at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sunday night (October 30) in Washington, DC.

Director Ryan Coogler joined stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Tenoch Huerta, and Angela Bassett for the special event, which was hosted by the Chadwick Boseman Foundation for the Arts in celebration of the new film.

Chadwick‘s widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, and his brother, Derrick and his family, were also at the special screening.

Over the weekend, it was revealed that the movie does not have an end credits scene and one of the movie’s producers is explaining why.

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