The long-awaited sequel to Marvel’s Black Panther is finally getting a trailer, and it will hit theatres later this year. The trailer confirmed that T’Challa’s death would be a part of the storyline after the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman in August 2020; it made its debut at Comic-Con on July 23 during Marvel’s epic presentation.
In January 2022, production on the highly anticipated MCU sequel resumed after being delayed by a week due to Covid, and it finally wrapped up in March of that same year. Letitia Wright’s initial injury necessitated a hiatus between November 2021 and January 2022.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was officially announced as the sequel’s title in May 2021. The sequel’s initial May 2022 release date was pushed back twice, but it is now scheduled for November 2022. The cast, crew, and creators are committed to ensuring Boseman is honored in the film.
In May of 2022, Wright said, “We honored him by committing ourselves to the story that he started, the legacy that he started with this franchise.” Watch Black Panther On Disney+.
As one cast member put it, “And we just committed every day to working hard, no matter what circumstances we faced, and we faced a lot of circumstances, a lot of difficult situations, but we came together as a team, and we poured everything into this movie.” Even though Boseman won’t be digitally recreated in the sequel, there is plenty of news to look forward to while we wait for the film’s release.
What follows is, therefore, a complete and comprehensive guide to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
When will Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever Be Released?
With the initial release date set for October 2021, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will now hit theatres on November 11, 2022. This is a delay of four months, from July 2022 to January 2023; the original release date of The Marvels has been pushed back to make room for the sequel. There’s no guarantee, but we’re hoping this is the last time the movie will be changed.
Production kicked off in June 2021, but as was previously mentioned, there was a break from November 2021 through January 2022. The good news is that production was resumed in January 2022, and filming was completed in March 2022, so there’s still hope for a November 2022 release.
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Black Panther 2 Trailer
Watch the Black Panther Wakanda Forever trailer here! Wakanda Forever trailer premiered at Comic-Con on July 23. Examine the examples given below:
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Cast
Who’s coming back for Black Panther Wakanda Forever?
It has been confirmed that the sequel will not recast T’Challa in order to preserve the legacy of Chadwick Boseman. As an added bonus, the sequel will not feature any CGI doubles. “There is only one Chadwick, and he is not here,” lamented Marvel Studios’ executive vice president Victoria Alonso.
“Our king has died in real life, not just in stories, and we are taking a breather to figure out how to return to history and pay tribute to this unexpected, painful, terrible event that has befallen us.” Kevin Feige continued: “It’s possible to go deeper into the culture of Wakanda by introducing new characters and slants. This was, from the beginning, the next story’s central theme. There will be no CGI Chadwick, and T’Challa will not be recast.”
Several of the original cast members, including Shuri (Letitia Wright), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), Ramonda (Angela Bassett), and M’Kathu (Danny Sapani), will return in this sequel. Tenoch Huerta, star of the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico, has been confirmed to play one of the villains of the sequel (Namor), and rumors suggest that Duke will have an “expanded role” in the film.
The character of Everett Ross, a CIA agent played by Martin Freeman, will be revived. As of late, Sapani has been dropping hints about a “just amazing” filming experience, raising expectations for the end result. Without Chad, he said, “Obviously, it’s very different.” But we’re going to keep waving that banner, trying to get that story out there, because it’s too good not to share.
He also addressed the many parallels drawn between the two movies. “I think we’re just going to keep telling the story and honoring the great man. All of the people that are involved with that project are very close. This creates an excellent atmosphere for our company, in my opinion. So, I anticipate it will astound audiences as the original did.”
In other words, will we see Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger again? Killmonger was killed off in the first film, so it’s not likely, but stranger things have happened. In What If…?, Jordan played Killmonger again from an alternate timeline. In January of 2022, though, when asked about the possibility of his return to the MCU, he played it coy.
A character in a world he adores inspired his comment. “Who can say? Everyone is aware that Marvel has their own agenda and methods for how things are going to play out.” We can now say that Daniel Kaluuya’s W’Kabi will not be returning.
The actor who played W’Kabi of the Border Chief tribe in the first film said he didn’t shoot any scenes for the sequel because he was already committed to shooting Nope, which reunited him with getting Out director Jordan Peele.
In an interview for the latter movie, Kaluuya confirmed the news.
Michaela Coel, star of I May Destroy You, and Kamaru Usman, UFC champion, have joined the cast; however, their specific roles have not yet been determined. Ironheart, Riri Williams, will be played by Dominique Thorne (If Beale Street Could Talk), making her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut.
Perhaps when Zendaya’s MJ and Jacob Batalon’s Ned go to MIT at the end of No Way Home, Riri will show up, and there will be a Spider-Man crossover. Riri went to college there in the comics, and rumors are that MIT served as a filming location for the sequel.
Black Panther 2 Plot
What’s Black Panther Wakanda Forever about?
Since it has been decided that another actor will not be playing T’Challa in the sequel, the story’s emphasis will shift, and all we know for sure is that it will continue to examine Wakanda and its environs. An official synopsis was released alongside the first trailer. Following King T’Challa’s death, “Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye, and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers,” the synopsis reads.
It is up to the heroes, with the aid of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross, to pave a new road for the kingdom of Wakanda as the Wakandans prepare to enter their next chapter. Production Weekly had previously confirmed that Namor, an aquatic villain, would appear in Wakanda Forever. Details state, “Both Wakanda and Atlantis are hidden civilizations with advanced technology and increased militaristic abilities that decided to separate themselves from the rest of the world for their own safety, and in a way, out of fear.”
The people of Wakanda were worried that their advanced technology would be misused. It was feared that people from the surface would once again come and desecrate the mythical city of Atlantis. When these two previously covert nations come into conflict with each other, it only makes matters worse.
Kevin Feige had previously indicated that he was interested in delving deeper into Wakandan history for the sequel, so we can expect to see some flashbacks to the past to learn more about how Wakanda evolved into the world we saw in the first film. Near the end of the film, T’Challa re-uses the herb and has another encounter with his father, during which he says, “Hey, man. He told Entertainment Weekly in March of this year, “We’ve kind of messed up, and I want to change it.”
All of the forefathers gather behind T’Chaka at that precise instant. I want to see what’s their story?’ we’d joke. So, what exactly happened there? Who was the first king of Wakanda, known only as Bashenga? After T’Chaka, who is the person standing third from the left? During the year 1938, what happened in the fictional African nation of Wakanda? Yes, that would be awesome.
But is Angela Bassett able to give away any secrets?
“There isn’t even one thing,” the actor said to Cinema Blend. There will be a sequel to “Black Panther,” and it will be released this November. Moreover, it will be fantastic. We have a brilliant leader in Ryan Coogler, who also writes and directs films. Everything about it is fantastic. We predict it will become Number One.
Even though Martin Freeman is unable to provide any concrete details, he does offer some insightful commentary on the script’s tragic development. According to his recollection, “just before Chadwick died, the script had gone in,” which he shared with Collider. When Chadwick died, “they had the script, and they were working on the script, and [I] sort of immediately thought, ‘Oh, okay, I could see a world where there’s no Black Panther then,’ but then I realized, “How can you do a Black Panther without Black Panther?”
So, I’m still not sure how that will manifest itself. And obviously, it would have been a dumb idea to try to do it without Chad even before he passed away. It was absolutely insane to try. His absence came as a shock, and his absence still feels very peculiar.
The release date of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been set for November 11. Disney+ now offers Black Panther for streaming.
Anthony Mackie, who played Falcon and the Winter Soldier in Marvel films, was also spotted on set, but he is not in the movie and is just visiting the set. Early this year, the actor told Laverne Cox of E! News that the sequel is “going to be amazing, it’s going to be spectacular.” Cox tried to get an even bigger scoop by asking if Mackie had also joined the cast of Wakanda Forever, but he flatly denied it.
“I am not,” he said. “But I’ve seen, I’ve been there, I’ve witnessed. I’m very excited for everybody to see Black Panther 2. It’s in the can. It’s coming out. It’s done.” Of course, this could all be a big hoax like the Avengers’ surprise reunion. The future holds the answer. Ryan Coogler is coming back from the shadows to write and direct Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and he’s reuniting the entire creative team from the first film.
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Ryan Coogler is writing and directing the sequel to “Black Panther,” which is scheduled for release on July 8, 2022. As a tribute to Chadwick Boseman and his portrayal of T’Challa, Marvel Studios has stated that they have no plans to recast the role, instead opting to delve deeper into the world of Wakanda and the complex characters introduced in the first film.