The movie of the fall movie season is going to be Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. On October 3, with only a few weeks until the film’s November 11 release, Marvel Studios released the complete trailer. The fresh footage and first look at the complete Black Panther costume did not let down.
Chadwick Boseman starred as the fabled T’Challa/Black Panther in the 2018 film Black Panther, which went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of all time. The movie eventually made over $1.3 billion at the global box office and is currently ranked #14 all-time.
In the wake of Chadwick’s tragic death from colon cancer in 2020 at the age of 43, the sequel will appear and feel very differently. Despite the actor playing Black Panther passing away, the cast and crew gathered to pay tribute to the role and the actor. HollywoodLife has compiled all the information you require.
Black Panther 2 Trailers
On July 23 at San Diego Comic-Con, the first official teaser trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever debuted. In the trailer, T’Challa’s death is mourned by Nakia, Shuri, Ramonda, Okoye, and the rest of Wakanda. In the trailer, Tenoch Huerta makes his debut as Namor, and Dominique Thorne debuts as Riri Williams, a.k.a. Michaela Coel as Aneka in Ironheart.
“My entire family has left me as Queen of the most powerful country in the entire world! Ramonda enquires, “Have I not given everything?” in the trailer. The Black Panther suit is worn by a new character in the trailer’s closing seconds. Who is it—Shuri, Nakia, or another person?
Ryan discussed how the entire cast and crew infused the sequel with their “love” for Chadwick. Ryan remarked on stage, “Chad is no longer physically with us, but his spirit, his passion, his genius, his pride in his culture, and the impact he made on this industry will be felt forever. “We poured our passion and our love for Chadwick into this movie. It’s an exhilarating ride of a movie.
At the D23 Expo on September 10, an extended Black Panther 2 trailer was shown to the audience. Ramonda cries out, “The King is dead,” and it depicts a conflict escalating between Wakanda and the UN. Black Panther has vanished. According to IGN, the trailer also gives viewers a glimpse of Namor, Iron Heart, and the unidentified new Black Panther.
Ryan said on stage at the D23 Expo, “It was just an amazing experience, and we absolutely looking forward to bringing it to you. This is the amazing storm’s pre-storm calm. We had to match Chadwick’s level of excellence because he paved the way and showed us the way.
The newest trailer from Marvel Studios was released on October 3. Tenoch Huerta’s Namor is heard saying in the trailer, “Only the most broken people, can be great leaders.” Shuri warns that Namor is “coming for the surface world,” and the final seconds of the trailer show the new Black Panther making her big screen debut. M’Baku warns his people that killing Namor could start an “eternal war.”
The trailer gives Riri/Ironheart a significant amount of screen time as well. According to director Ryan Coogler, “the movie deals with a lot of things, but one of them is foils — people who exist in contrast, but there’s a thread of similarity,”EWafter the most recent trailer’s debut. We get to see Shuri meet someone who is both very, very different and shares some similarities with her in this movie.
Where Black Panther Left Off
In the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War, the character of Black Panther was first introduced. Fans first saw T’Challa’s home country, the Kingdom of Wakanda, in a post-credits scene. After being granted asylum in Wakanda, Bucky Barnes went back to cryogenic sleep in order to wait for a cure for his brainwashing.
After his father’s passing, T’Challa has returned to Wakanda at the start of Black Panther to assume the throne. T’Challa makes the decision to travel to South Korea with Okoye and Nakia in order to find Ulysses Klaue after he and associate Erik “Killmonger” Stevens steal a Wakandan artifact. T’Challa encounters CIA agent Everett K. Ross. When Killmonger attacks, Ross is hurt, and T’Challa rescues him by bringing him to Wakanda.
T’Challa eventually learns that Killmonger is the offspring of late King T’Chaka’s brother N’Jobu. Klaue is killed by Killmonger, who then takes him to Wakanda. He declares his right to the throne and challenges T’Challa to a duel in the temple. Killmonger defeats T’Challa in this conflict and dumps him over a waterfall. Wakandan weapons will be distributed throughout the world as Killmonger ascends to the throne.
When T’Challa was thrown over the waterfall, he did not perish. He saved M’Baku’s life in a previous battle, and the Jabari Tribe came to his aid. Following his recovery, T’Challa goes back to Wakanda to take on Killmonger. The rest of the team, including Nakia, the Dora Milaje, and T’Challa’s sister Shuri, engages W’Kabi and his army as T’Challa and Killmonger square off. M’Baku and the Jabari show up to support T’Challa.
Killmonger is stabbed by T’Challa during their fight. He is brought by T’Challa to the waterfall where they previously clashed. Killmonger refuses to accept any life-saving assistance. He says to T’Challa that he wants to pass away in peace. T’Challa establishes an outreach center at the site of N’Jobu’s death after Killmonger’s passing. T’Challa addresses the United Nations in the opening post-credits scene, disclosing the reality about Wakanda. After emerging from his cryogenic slumber, Bucky speaks with Shuri in the second post-credits scene.
What’s In Store For Black Panther 2?
Just a few months after the premiere of the first film, in October 2018, the Black Panther sequel was first officially announced. Ryan Coogler told ScreenRant in 2018 that he was eager to explore T’Challa’s experience becoming a king. At the time, Coogler said, “I’d be really curious to see, you know, what kind of king he is with experience and how that affects his performance in the stories.”
Lupita Nyong’o, who plays T’Challa, said that Coogler “reshaped” the Black Panther sequel to honor Chadwick. Marvel has not yet specified how Chadwick’s absence will be addressed in the sequel.
Lupita told Yahoo in April 2021, “His idea, the way he has reshaped the second movie is so respectful of the loss we’ve all experienced as a cast and as a world.” Therefore, doing this feels morally and emotionally right. And I do anticipate us reuniting, paying respect to what he began with us, and maintaining his light throughout. Because he left us with a lot of light, which we will continue to soak up. I am certain of that.
Cooger spoke to EW about paying tribute to Chadwick and coping with the Black Panther family’s grief after the most recent trailer was released on October 3. “I had to find a way that I felt like I could keep going and a way that our Black Panther family could keep going,” Cooger said. In addition to applying the themes that the people who were hurting just as much as I was could actually perform and execute in order to come out on the other side whole, I started to develop a film that had elements of the one that we had just finished writing.
Many fans anticipate that Shuri will play Black Panther in the follow-up because she does so in the Marvel comics. In the follow-up, Shuri “may take on a more prominent role,” claims The Hollywood Reporter. Marvel hasn’t yet officially confirmed any plot details, though.
Filming for Black Panther 2 started in June 2021. Most of the production took place in Atlanta. On November 11, 2022, the film, officially titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, will be released. Letitia Wright was admitted to the hospital in August 2021 while filming a stunt in Boston. Filming went on while she returned to her London home to rest. In the middle of filming, Dorothy Steel, who played a Wakandan elder, passed away on October 15.
Disney made the decision to postpone the release of several movies, including Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, in October 2021. Black Panther’s initial May 6 release date was jumped by Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Black Panther Wakanda Forever moved from July 8 to November 11, while Thor: Love and Thunder remained on July 8.
Production on the sequel was set to begin in March 2021, with a May 6, 2022 release date initially planned, but Chadwick’s passing caused a postponement. At the time of Chadwick’s passing on August 28, 2020, no one at Marvel was aware of his cancer battle.
Who Will Be Replacing Chadwick Boseman?
Black Panther 2 won’t recast Chadwick’s King T’Challa role, Disney announced in December 2020 at Disney Investor Day. ?In recognition of Chadwick Boseman’s legacy and T’Challa portrayal,@MarvelStudioswill explore the world of Wakanda & the wealthy characters first introduced in the first movie, not recast the character,” Disney tweeted.
The sequel to Black Panther, written and directed by Ryan Coogler, will debut on July 8, 2022. In recognition of Chadwick Boseman’s legacy and T’Challa portrayal,@MarvelStudioswill instead focus on the rich characters and the Wakandan culture that were first introduced in the first movie rather than recasting the character.
— Disney (@Disney) December 11, 2020
“To honor the legacy that Chad helped us build through his portrayal of the king of Wakanda, we want to continue to explore the world of Wakanda and all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said during Disney Investor Day.
Feige added that there wouldn’t be a “CG Chadwick” in Black Panther 2. In January 2021, Feige said to Deadline, “The world of Wakanda is so much of the comics and that first movie. Wakanda is a location to investigate further with characters and various subcultures. This has always been, and initially was, the main subject of the following tale. We won’t be using CG Chadwick, and T’Challa won’t be recast either. It was always about advancing the mythology and inspiration of Wakanda, and Ryan Coogler is currently working very diligently on the script with all the respect, love, and genius that he possesses, which gives us great solace. Additionally, there is the duty of honoring and respecting the ongoing lessons and teachings from Chad.
There have been conflicting rumors about who will succeed Chadwick as the Black Panther in the months since his passing. Following Bridgerton’s enormous success, there were rumors that breakout star Regé-Jean Page would appear in the follow-up. During his interview for the Variety cover, he addressed the rumor. I currently spend a lot more time talking about what other people are saying about me than I do about anything else, he admitted. Regarding the Bond rumors, Regé-Jean continued, “I can’t talk about which jobs I’m not doing, because I’m not doing them, [but] I’m very happy with the work I’m doing. I’ve been a big fan of the MCU’s recent movies because they’ve made it possible for me to do the kind of work I’m doing right now, both directly and indirectly.
Black Panther 2 Cast & Crew
For Black Panther 2, Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, and Angela Bassett will reprise their roles as original Black Panther cast members. Ryan Coogler, who previously wrote and directed Black Panther, is back to write and direct Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, will also return in his role as a producer.
Tenoch Huerta will portray Namor, the king of Talocan, a brand-new kingdom. Namor rules over Atlantis in the comics, but Talocan, who was made for the movie and was influenced by ancient Mayan culture, was created. Coogler gave an explanation of Namor’s distinctive appearance. When making these kinds of movies, Coogler asserted, “I think you’ve got to lean into the weird stuff, or you risk missing what makes it fun.” He possesses really unusual characteristics and traits that don’t necessarily go together. He has these tiny wings on his ankles and can obviously breathe underwater. He wears only his underwear and has pointy ears. Man, it’s all good fun.
Tenoch emphasized that Namor is not the main antagonist of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. “In Hollywood films, Latin Americans are almost always the bad guys. And now we are the heroes — or in this case, an anti-hero,” Tenoch reportedly said to Empire, as quoted by Comic Book Resources.
In March 2021, Martin Freeman announced that he would be playing Everett K. once more. Ross. “I’m going to talk to Ryan Coogler soon about how that will be structured. I don’t know what’s going to happen because I don’t know the script, he told Collider in March 2021.
The actor who won an Oscar for playing W’Kabi, Daniel Kaluuya, recently made it known that he would not be appearing in the sequel. He was asked to come back, but Variety reports that he was booked for Jordan Peele’s Nope at the time.
Killmonger passed away at the conclusion of Black Panther, but Michael B. Jordan was questioned about possibly coming back for the follow-up. He told Entertainment Tonight, “There’s always a love I have for those characters and Erik is definitely one of those that means a lot to me.” “I would only do something if it was right, had an impact, and allowed me to add something to it. I want to take part in that journey if it means anything, you know?