Marvel fans are sure to be excited as the new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer has just been released. A sequel to the blockbuster 2018 film of the same name directed by Ryan Coogler, produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, Marvel Studios ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, undertakes plans back to the region of Wakanda where a new danger arises. The film is a homage to the departed Chadwick Boseman. Check out the trailer below.
Aaron Boseman casting in Black Panther(2018)
Chadwick Aaron Boseman who starred in Black Panther(2018) was born on November 29th,1976. He was an American actor and during his 20-year pursuit, Boseman won two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Critics’ Choice Movie Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award, among other awards. He was also nominated for an Academy Award. Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, which ultimately progressed to stage IV before 2020. Boseman passed away at his Los Angeles home as a result of complications related to colon cancer on August 28, 2020, and he is survived by his wife and family. He was 43 years old.
Showcasing images of Talocan, which was previously speculated to be Atlantis as based on the comics and Namor, the trailer makes it clear that the two nations are at war. We get some great action pictures of Namor, Shuri, Riri Williams/Iron Heart, M’Baku and Dora Milaje. There’s even a showdown between Queen Ramonda and Namor, leaving much to look forward to.
In the film, Queen Ramonda played by Angela Bassett, Shuri by Letitia Wright, M’Baku by Winston Duke, Okoye by Danai Gurira and the Dora Milaje including Florence Kasumba fight to protect their nation from interceding worldly powers following the demise of King T’Challa. As the Wakandans move onwards, the heroes must ally together with the help of War Dog Nakia played by Lupita Nyong’o and Everett Ross played by Martin Freeman and open a new chapter for the kingdom of Wakanda. The movie also stars Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of Talokan, and also Dominique Thorne playing Riri Williams, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.
Just as it is in the first trailer, the new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer starts with the Wakandans who seem to be observing T’Challa’s funeral as his portrait gazes on from a mural. A voice echoing is then heard saying, “Only the most broken people can be great leaders”. The action then pumps up as Namor takes his throne and with a knock of his staff, proclaims war against the people on the surface. M’Baku then highlights just how powerful Namor is as he informs them that his people do not refer to him as general or even king but as the ‘feathered-serpent God’.
The domestic run of Black Panther heralded much success as it earned around $700 million in 2018. The estimated profits for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever are at $424 million, which is $275 million less. However, it is still much higher than how many doctors Strange 2 as well as Thor: Love and Thunder profited. This shows that Wakanda Forever may easily become the biggest MCU and blockbuster movie of 2022 in the US.
Towards the climax of the trailer, in a cliff-hanging scene, we are shown a snippet of the new Black Panther. It is unknown at this point as to who is going to become the next Black Panther, but some guesses are on Shuri. The poster that was released also shows Shuri and Namor mirroring each other, so we can only wait for the film with bated breath to find out.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to release in theatres on November 11, 2022.