Black Panther Wakanda Forever: trailer, release date, and cast as tributes paid to Chadwick Boseman

The trailer gives fans a glimpse at the suits for both Ironheart and the new Black Panther

Marvel has released a new trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Following on from the teaser trailer that was released at their “mega-panel” at San Diego Comic Con, the new clip features emotional scenes of Queen Ramonda, played by Angela Bassett, and her family coming to terms with the loss of King T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman.

Describing the second edition in the Black Panther series, Director Ryan Coogler dedictaed it to Boseman, saying: “We put our love for Chadwick into this film.”

Boseman died in 2020 following a private battle with cancer, in an honour to his legacgy Marvel decided not to recast his role.

Here’s everything you need to know about Black Panther 2.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released in cinemas this November (Pic: Getty Images for Disney)

When is Black Panther 2 being released in the UK?

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released in the UK on 11 November, 2022.

Is there a trailer for Black Panther 2?

Marvel debuted a teaser trailer at their “mega-panel” at San Diego Comic Con this summer, but the official trailer dropped on Monday (3 October).

The 2 minute action-packed trailer shows the Wakandans deal with the aftermath of the death of T’Challa, played by Boseman. The emotional footage shows the strive to embrace the next chapter, and is shared with the caption “Show them who we are.”

It also gives fans a glimpse at the new suits for both Ironheart and the new Black Panther, whose identity is yet to be revealed.

You can watch the trailer below.

Who stars in Black Panther 2?

There will be familiar faces returning for the second instalement in the Black Panther series.

Marvel confirmed that they would not recast the role of Boseman’s T’Challa in order to honour his legacy.

Marvel’s Victoria Alonso said: “There’s only one Chadwick and he’s not with us.”

“Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we return to history and what we do to honour this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really.”

Kevin Feige added: “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.”

Fans will be disappointed to hear that Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya will not be reprising his role as W’Kabi due to scheduling conflicts with his Jordan Peele sci-fi thriller Nope.

Actors Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba and Winston Duke present “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” during San Diego Comic Con (Pic: AFP via Getty Images)

Here is the full cast lineup for Black Panther 2:

  • Letitia Wright: Shuri
  • Lupita Nyong’o: Nakia
  • Danai Gurira: Okoye
  • Angela Bassett: Ramonda
  • Winston Duke: M’Baku
  • Martin Freeman: Everett K. Ross
  • Dominique Thorne: Riri Williams
  • Florence Kasumba as Ayo
  • Tenoch Huerta: Namour

What did the cast say about Chadwick Boseman?

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler paid tribute to Boseman in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

In it, he described the experience of making the second film without his friend “cathartic”.

Coogler said: “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.

“I started to come up with a film that had elements of the film that we had just finished writing, but also applied the themes that the people who were hurting just as much as me could actually perform and execute and come out on the other side whole.”

Adding: “Sometimes when you go through profound loss, it can warp how you look at the world.”

The director and cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever also paid tribute to Boseman at San Diego Comic Con.

At the time, Coogler dedicated Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to the late actor, stating “We put our love for Chadwick into this film”.

Boseman’s co-star Letitia Wright who plays Shuri added: “It’s a blessing, we’ve grown so much.

“It’s an honour to bring this movie to you and honour big brother.”