Wakanda Forever! The teaser trailer for the long awaited Black Panther sequel movie is out! It was released at San Diego Comic Con, as the final release during the Marvel live-action movie and TV series panel.
The movie promises to be very powerful and meaningful as well as tragic, seeing as Chadwick Boseman’s passing has resulted in the death of his character, T’Challa, in the MCU as well. The characters, as well as the actors, are mourning the loss of their friend.
The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever SDCC panel presentation in Hall H kicked off with an epic musical performance and love for Chadwick Boseman, showing just how much the actors and the executives still love and miss their friend.
The synopsis of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was announced at San Diego Comic Con:
In Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje, fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War DogNakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
While some people believe that the role of T’Challa should be recast, seeing as the role is iconic and T’Challa is a wonderful role model and representation for African-American culture, it appears as though Marvel has chosen to honour Chadwick Boseman’s legacy in another way.
The first Black Panther movie is the highest-ranked Marvel movie to date, with a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, only surpassed by Marvel Studios’ Ms Marvel Disney+ series, which has a 98% rating. Given that there is a tremendous legacy for Marvel to live up to, wanting to honour Boseman, it stands to reason that the sequel movie will be one of the most memorable and powerful MCU movies to-date.
Boseman’s last appearance, released posthumously, was in Marvel’s What If…? where he appeared in four episodes as variants of T’Challa / Black Panther. For his voiceover performance, he was submitted for a Primetime Emmy Award, the results of which are still pending.
In addition to the release of the teaser trailer, Marvel has also released a new poster for the movie. The returning cast include Letitia Wright as Shuri, T’Challa’s younger sister; Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, T’Challa’s former lover; Danai Gurira as Okoye, the head of Dora Milaje, Wakanda’s all-female special forces and T’Challa’s bodyguards; Winston Duke as M’Baku, a powerful warrior who is the leader of Wakanda’s mountain tribe; Florence Kasumba, a member of the Dora Milaje, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, T’Challa and Shuri’s mother, the Queen Mother of Wakanda; and Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, a CIA agent.
New additions to the cast are Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams / Ironheart, a genius inventor who creates a suit of armor that rivals that of Tony Stark / IronMan and Tenoch Huerta as Namor, the king of underwater dwelling people connected to Mayans.
Thorne will have her own Marvel Studios Disney Plus series called Ironheart, which will debut in 2023. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the last film in Phase 4 of the MCU and will be released exclusively in cinemas on November 11, 2022.
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