When Marvel Studios released Black Panther in theatres in February 2018, the entire world exclaimed, “Wakanda Forever!” The film became one of the highest-grossing films of all time and the best-reviewed picture in Marvel’s cinematic universe. Of course, a sequel is in the works. While Black Panther 2 missed Marvel’s major Phase 4 unveiling at Comic-Con International 2019, it was revealed at Disney’s D23 event a month later.
Bringing back director and co-writer Ryan Coogler, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will likely be set in a very different Marvel universe than the first film, thanks to the events of both the original movie and Avengers: Endgame.
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Chadwick Boseman was due to return in the starring role of T’Challa, but he died in August 2020 at the age of 43 after a private battle with cancer. Plans for how Marvel plans to respond to his passing have not been revealed.
Here’s everything we know about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever so far.
- Title: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
- Release date: May 8, 2022
- Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Daniel Kaluuya
- Director: Ryan Coogler
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What is Wakanda Forever about?
Coogler began filming in Atlanta in late June, although official information is scant thus far. The film will allegedly examine Wakanda’s reintroduction to the world after decades of living in the shadows.
Rumours have long circulated that the film will pit the nation of Wakanda against the people of the Lost City of Atlantis. It’s been widely rumoured that the film will include the feature debut of Namor the Sub-Mariner, with Narcos: Mexico’s Tenoch Huerta allegedly in discussions for the part of Marvel’s copycat Aquaman.
According to the plot synopsis, the film will follow Namor on his mission to get the rare metal vibranium, which is only found in Wakanda. After years of peace, the two hidden countries might be at odds, causing devastation both above and below the ocean.
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Naturally, this should all be taken with a grain of salt.
There has been no news on how Black Panther: Wakanda Forever would fit into the branching timelines established by Loki and the future features Spider-Man: No Way Home and Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Black Panther was unique in the MCU in that it was able to craft a more confined tale without being constrained by the tie-ins to other films. Allowing Coogler to do his own thing and allowing Wakanda Forever to inspire what comes next, rather than the other way around, might be the answer.
Who is returning for Wakanda Forever?
Coogler’s sequel will continue the tale of Wakanda’s global premiere, and many of the original cast members will return. T’Challa’s tech genius sister Shuri, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o as warrior/love interest Nakia, and Angela Bassett as T’Challa’s mother, Ramonda, are among the cast members.
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Martin Freeman’s bureaucratic Everett Ross and Winston Duke’s tribal ally M’Baku will reappear in the film. Danai Gurira has also been confirmed to reprise her role as Dora Milaje fighter Okoye, a figure who will also appear in an upcoming Disney+ series about Wakanda’s all-female army.
Recent Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya has been humorously cagey about a comeback to the series. In contrast, Jordan has flatly refused to answer if his sympathetic villain Killmonger will return in flashback or the film’s vibrant afterlife environment.
Who is joining the cast?
Though Huerta’s hiring remains a rumour, the film has verified that Michaela Coel has come on for an undisclosed part. The British Chewing Gum actress is most known for her debut appearance on HBO’s harrowing I May Destroy You and her supporting work on the legendary Black Mirror episode “USS Callister”.
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We all are excited about the release and new updates on it. We hope you are too. Until then, let’s watch the other Marvel movies and stay excited.
Here are few of our favourites.
1. Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrance Howard
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Iron Man is one of the earliest Marvel films, with Robert Downey Jr. providing one of his greatest performances as Tony Stark, who builds his own super-powered suit and embarks on a heroic voyage. The first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) series was released in 2008, marking the beginning of the 24-picture franchise. It was certainly one of the best Marvel movies.
2. Thor: Ragnarok
Eric Pearson, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett
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Chris Hemsworth, the gorgeous heartthrob, plays the God Of Thunder, who lives in Asgard. This film has it all, from excellent storyline to crisp dialogue delivery to outstanding animation, with superb banter between Thor and his half-brother Loki and ancient conflicts involving gods.
3. Avengers: Infinity War
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth
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A rare spectacle, the film defies the basic laws of cinema by incorporating roughly 25 main and supporting characters, and makes you care about them with equal fervour. Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye fight to protect the Earth, and are later joined by Scarlet Witch, Vision, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Bucky Barnes and others who kept us hooked through the flawless fight scenes.
4. Captain America: The First Avenger
Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson
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Captain America: The First Avenger transports you to the tumultuous years of World War II, when Captain America was created using a serum. The subsequent films centre on his later years, in which he battles both internal and external problems while maintaining his principles, and this is what made us adore Chris Evans even more!
Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Dan Abnett
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After Peter escapes from the planet Morag, a gang of unwitting heroes known as the Guardians of the Galaxy is established. This series is another gem that left us speechless, with visually attractive and colourful backgrounds, tongue-in-cheek humour, and rollicking background music.
The best Marvel movies on Disney Plus Disney Plus Hotstar collectively are, without a doubt, the best content you’ll find on the internet.