When someone says “Black Panther” you will no doubt remember the name of Chadwick Boseman who played the role of Black Panther in MCU. But unfortunately, you know guys, we can never see him again in real life. Because he passed away. All we can say is that rest in peace our king!!! Anyway, Let’s talk about Black Panther 2.
However, without Boseman, how could they continue the MCU’s Black Panther series? Don’t worry about it, guys. Yeah, the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman has left quite a hole in the world, first and foremost the very real loss, as well as his sudden absence in the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe. But the show must go on. So, they have confirmed that another solo movie of Black Panther is currently in the works. Also, Marvel Studio has already confirmed that its title is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Rest in Peace King
You already know, we also mentioned above dude our king passed away. He died not only in fiction but also in real life. However, Marvel Studios has already started shooting for Black Panther 2.
Following the death of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel stated that the sequel would not be recasting his character T’Challa or using digital recreation. But there are no details as to how the new film will deal with T’Challa’s absence.
Marvel Studios’ EVP Victoria Alonso said that there was only one Chadwick and he had not been with us.
“This is one of the more profound things I’ve ever gone through in my life, having to be a part of keeping this project going without [Chadwick Boseman] who was like the glue that held it together”
“This is without a question the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my professional life. Without question. This one hurts, but it’s also incredibly motivating. When you look back on this guy who lived his life and how he moved through his world and what he gave to us.”
Director and co-writer Ryan Coogler said
The sequel will be the first time we will have seen Wakanda since Chadwick Boseman’s untimely death in August 2020, and everyone involved in the production is working hard to make sure it pays honor to the late superstar.
“Everyone felt, the first week of shooting, the presence of Chadwick and missing him on that throne”
“But we all came together and just paid homage to him before we began, which was wonderful… everyone just speaking beautiful words about him and expressing how much we care and how he informed and inspired us.”Angela Bassett, who returns as T’Challa’s mother Ramonda, said.
Filming is currently underway, but the film has been pushed back to November 2022, mainly as a result of changing the dates of Marvel’s latest release due to the Covid 19 epidemic. We still do not know how the movie will deal with Bosman’s untimely death. And as we mentioned above, according to Marvel, the character of T’Challa no longer exists. But there is still a lot of news to enjoy as we wait until next year’s movie release.
So without further ado, here is everything you need to know about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
The first official trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiered at San Diego Comic-Con and was subsequently released online on July 23, 2022. There’s little dialogue in the two-minute clip — aside from a heart-wrenching moment from Angela Basset as Queen Ramonda where she’s clearly mourning the loss of her son and the heir to Wakanda, T’Challa. Also, the trailer, which is set to a cover of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ “No Woman No Cry” sung by Terms remixed with Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” shows off the film’s gorgeous visuals as Wakanda mourns the death of King T’Challa while Namor prepares his city of Atlantis for war. The trailer concludes by showing the new Black Panther but doesn’t fully reveal who it is, just yet.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever cast
“So much of the comics and that first movie is the world of Wakanda. Wakanda is a place to further explore with characters and different subcultures. This was always and initially the primary focus of the next story. We’re not going to have a CG Chadwick and we’re not recasting T’Challa.”Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, said.
Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, and Angela Bassett all will reprise their roles in Black Panther 2 as Shuri, Nakia, M’Baku, Okoye, and Ramonda respectively.
The villain of the movie
Tenoch Huerta will star as Namor the Sub-Mariner, the King of Atlantis. Essentially Marvel’s Aquaman (even though Namor debuted two years before the DC character), fans have been hoping to see the iconic anti-hero in the MCU for a very, very long time now and now he’s finally set to make his arrival.
It is unclear whether Daniel Kaluuya will return as W’Kabi, but Martin Freeman will return as CIA agent Everett Ross.
Michael B. Jordan, who played the antagonist Erik Killmonger in Black Panther, has previously said that he is open to returning to the MCU if asked. We don’t know if anyone’s asked him yet but the fans sure would love to see him again.
There is a lot of talk about Killmonger. According to them, Michael B Jordan will return as Killmonger. Because there is no one to fill the place of King of Wakanda. T’challa killed him in the final part of the first film. So, can he comes again? Don’t forget dude weirder things have happened.
Riri Williams Is Coming (Ironheart)
As for new characters, Dominique Thorne will be playing Riri Williams, the superhero known as Ironheart. Riri is a genius inventor on par with the late Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and she creates a suit of armor that rivals his. A relatively new addition to the comics, Ironheart has been quite popular since her debut and it looks like the character will have a big role in the MCU. Thorne will also be playing Riri in an Ironheart Disney+ series.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever release date
After a delay, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters on 11th November in 2022. That’s four months from July 2022, and the film takes place on The Marvels, which is now set to release on February 17, 2023. We hope this will be the final shift for the film.
In an interview with W Radio Mexico last July 28, Namor actor Tenoch Huerta revealed that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was undergoing reshoots after San Diego Comic-Con while also sharing more details about the MCU sequel.
Black Panther 2 plot
We now know for sure that T’Challa’s character will not be recast or recreated. The focus of the sequence will have to change and all we officially know is that it will continue to explore the world of Wakanda and beyond.
More details about the film’s plot are yet to be released. But it seems that our next Wakanda tour will explore Wakanda’s “myths” in more depth and spend time with a range of characters.
Somehow it has been confirmed that the main villain in the Wakanda Forever movie is the aquatic villain Namor. Atlantis’s existence has previously been teased with an easter egg and offhand comments in Iron Man 2 and Avengers: Endgame. Wakanda and Atlantis have gone to war before in the comics, with truly devastating consequences. If this does end up being the actual plot of the upcoming film, it’s definitely going to be quite a visual spectacle. That said, Wakanda is landlocked so how exactly the Atlanteans are planning on mounting an attack is a whole other matter. But hey, that didn’t stop them in the comics so they’ll probably find a way here as well.
In any case, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever promises to be an amazing story. Here’s hoping the film lives up to that promise. Stay tuned for more, as we’ll be keeping this post updated with all the latest news!
According to Kevin Feige’s hints, there is a moment when all the ancestors are behind T’Chaka. And their stories. Bashenga, the first king of Wakanda. We will be able to see things like this in the movie.
However, there is no further confirmed information about the film. Okay, guys let’s just sit back and watch what happens next.
Is Shuri the new Black Panther?
A new Black Panther is teased at the very end of the Wakanda Forever trailer, though the identity is kept a mystery, with only part of the suit and a quick flash of claws on display, both seen from behind. It’s not 100%, but it does look like a female character in the suit, which leaves only a couple of possibilities, likely either Shuri or Nakia (it is unlikely to be Okoye, given her duty to the Dora Milaje and that she appears in several action shots). Both characters have been theorized as potential successors for the Black Panther mantle, though it’s understandable the trailer doesn’t outright confirm it, instead allowing for a greater reveal later down the line.
It has long been expected that Shuri will be the new Black Panther in Wakanda Forever, and the trailer certainly supports that notion. With the Black Panther 2 trailer about legacy and family, then it would make a lot of sense for her to take up the mantle at that point in time with her country so in need. Shuri has proven herself capable on the Wakandan battlefield before and, since this is a new Black Panther costume, then her being the one to both make and wear it would fit with her established character. Shuri did become Black Panther in Marvel Comics when T’Challa was seriously injured, so there is a precedent for it, and the bigger question is arguably how will Shuri become the new Black Panther?
It isn’t enough to have the suit; the Black Panther’s powers come from an ancient ritual involving Wakanda’s heart-shaped herb, which was destroyed by Killmonger. The book The Wakanda Files confirmed Shuri has been working on attempts to recreate the herb, including using vibranium, but hadn’t been successful. Presumably, either by the time of or as viewers will see during Black Panther 2, she will have found a way, which will allow for a new Black Panther, whether that is herself, Nakia, or someone else. Nakia is similarly qualified to be the new Black Panther: incredibly close to and trusted by T’Challa, she’s skilled in combat, a leader, and someone who helped him see that Wakanda should be opened up to the world.