Marvel fans assemble - the sequel to Black Panther is almost here.
The wildly successful 2018 film was a huge hit for Marvel, and even picked up a historical nomination for Best Film at the 2019 Oscars. Sad news hit however, as it was announced in August 2020 that leading man Chadwick Boseman had died following a battle with colon cancer.
As fans and co-stars took in the shocking and saddening news, attention turned to the future of the franchise. Now, there isn’t long for fans to catch a glimpse of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Here’s eveything you need to know about the film.
What will Black Panther: Wakanda Forever be about?
Marvel are famously secretive about their projects, with the cast often sworn to secrecy in interviews. Therefore, not much in known in detail about the plot of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
At the end of the last film, fans watched as T’Challa revealed the secrets of Wakanda to the world.
However, what we do know is that the film has laid King T’Challa to rest as a mark of honour to the man to played the superhero, Chadwck Boseman. The plot will undoubtedly be an emotional rollercoaster, as we see returning characters and new cast members handle the death of their king, all while forces from other nations prepare to invade the country while it is in turmoil.
Fans have theorised that Letitia Wright’s character, Shuri, will be taking up the mantle of Black Panther in the abscence of T’Challa.
You can watch the trailer below.
Who is in Back Panther: Wakanda Forever?
Black Panther was widely lauded for its casting when it was released in 2018. Most of the cast has returned from the first film.
Letitia Wright will return as Shuri, while Angela Bassett will also return as the Queen Mother of Wakanda, Ramonda. Others returning include Lupita Nyong’o as war dog Nakia and Winston Duke as M’Baku, the leader of Wakanda’s mountain tribe.
New character Namor will make an appearance in the sequel, played by Mexican actor Teoch Huerta. Namor is the king of Talokan, an ancient underwater civilisation, and will take issue with King T’Challa’s public declaration of Wakanda’s secrets.
Also joining the cats is star of I May Destory You, Michaela Coel. Not much is known about her role, but only that she will portray a character named ‘Aneka’.
When is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever out?
The film is scheduled for release in the UK on 11 November 2022. It will also release in other territories such as the USA on the same day.