Black Panther: Wakanda forever trailer, screened at the San Diego Comic-con pop culture convention on Saturday 23 July 2022. The sequel will close out phase 4 of the Marvel Studios cinematic universe.
The trailer to the upcoming sequel offers a first look at how the storyline will continue without the late actor Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa).
Boseman, who played the title character, passed away in 2020 after battling colon cancer for four years.
Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba and Winston Duke were the cast members who featured at the Comic-con panel for the Marvel upcoming sequel, along with director Ryan Cooper and paid tribute to their late co-star on Saturday at the convention.
“His spirit, his passion, his genius, his pride in his culture, and the impact he made on his industry, it will be felt forever.”
The actor’s death caused a re-write of the next instalment. Fans of the blockbuster theorised a recast of the character T’Challa. However, it appears that the movie will address the death of the lead actor with a touching tribute and focus on other characters.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever synopsis
The trailer for the next Marvel Studios sequel of Black Panther teases a new battle for the Wakanda kingdom.
The trailer portrays the sequel as a tribute to the late king as the characters fight to uphold the legacy of King T’Challa.
The new story will follow Queen Ramonda along with Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje as the nation’s heroes in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. The new heroes will work together to protect the nation of Wakanda from “intervening world powers”.
Director Ryan Coogler also offered some new insight into the upcoming sequel on Saturday, saying:
“it goes to new places in Wakanda that we haven’t seen before and it goes to new places in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
Here is the full cast list and movie trailer
Fans can expect to see some familiar cast members in the upcoming Marvel Studios movie, including new faces as characters and villains to be introduced to our screens.
Here is the cast list:
- Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda
- Letitia Wright as Shuri
- Winston Duke as M’Baku
- Danai Gurira as Okoye
- Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia
- Florence Kasumba as Ayo
- Martin Freeman as Everett Ross
- Tenoch Huerta as Namor
- Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams/Ironheart
- Michaela Coel as Aneka
- Mabel Cadena is Namora
- Alex Livanalli is Attuma
Unfortunately, British Actor Daniel Kaluuya will not be reprising his role as W’Kabi in the Black Panther sequel. The actor confirmed this news and explained that scheduling conflicts with his new movie Nope kept him from reprising his role in the Marvel sequel.
Coogler returns as the director and co-writer of the screenplay along with Joe Robert Cole, who also co-wrote the first Black Panther.
Here is Marvel Studio’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer:
How to watch the Black Panther sequel ‘Wakanda Forever‘ in South Africa
The Black Panther sequel is confirmed to be released in cinemas across the US on 11 November 2022.
Wakanda Forever will be screened in theatres across South Africa. However, there is no confirmation yet for when SA fans can watch the blockbuster on the big screen. The movie’s release date for local cinemas will only be confirmed closer to the November US date.