Ryan Coogler almost quit filmmaking after 'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman's death

Updated: Oct 4 2022 9:52AM

Los Angeles, Oct 4 (PTI) Ryan Coogler, the writer and director behind "Black Panther" films, says he almost walked away from the entertainment business following the death of his lead star Chadwick Boseman.

Boseman, who played the title role in the 2018 Marvel Studios blockbuster movie "Black Panther", died in August 2020 following a secret battle with colon cancer. He was 43.

"I was at a point when I was like, 'I'm walking away from this business.' I didn't know if I could make another movie period, (let alone) another 'Black Panther' movie, because it hurt a lot. I was like, 'Man, how could I open myself up to feeling like this again?'" Coogler told the Entertainment Weekly website.